Adult Group Tour Reservation Requests

Reservations must be made at least 60 days in advance. Due to a high volume of requests, please allow 3-5 business days for a reply from our office.

If you are booking a field trip for students, please book here.

Please Note: Hands-On Pottery and Hands-On Bakery Experiences are fully booked for November and December 2021. We are taking requests for March through November 2022 with 60 days notice. Please note that a request does not finalize the tour, as we must ensure there is staffing availability.


Contact Rebecca Barefoot
Group Tours Coordinator
(336) 499-7960 

Please fill out the form below to inquire about Adult Group Tour Reservations.

Adult Group Tour Reservation Requests

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  • Tour Descriptions

    Town of Salem Tour + MESDA Self-Guided Galleries

    Explore the Town of Salem on Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This tour includes a visit to MESDA's Self-Guided Galleries. The self-guided galleries offer an unparalleled look at the objects made and used by the diverse craftspeople of the early American South. Includes the Carolyn and Mike McNamara Southern Masterworks Gallery, the William C. and Susan S. Mariner Southern Ceramics Gallery, and the Dianne H. Furr Moravian Decorative Arts Gallery. Groups under 10 buy tickets day-of at the Visitors Center, Horton Center, or Moravian Book & Gift. Groups of 10+ must request a booking in advance using this form.

    MESDA Connoisseur Tours

    Knowledgeable guides lead you on a specialized and personalized two-hour gallery tour, tailored to suit your interests. 4 people maximum.

    Hands-On Pottery Experience

    Join Tara Logue, Education Coordinator and potter, in her workshop for a hands-on experience. Tour price includes a curated presentation about the history of Salem’s pottery before your scheduled visit. 15 people maximum.

    Hands-On Bakery Experience

    Join interpreter Deborah Crews at the hearthside of historic Winkler Bakery to experience the heavenly scents and flavors of traditional Moravian baking. Tour price includes a curated presentation about Salem’s history. 6 people maximum.

    Guided Tours for Local College and Universities

    We offer customizable guided tours of the historic district to local colleges and universities. Tour content can be collaboratively designed to accommodate your class syllabus. Tours cost $50 per student.

  • Town of Salem Tours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Specialty Tours are by-appointment and take place after-hours.