What are your hours?
We are open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. All venues are closed to the public in January. Visit the Open Venues & Time page for more details.
What buildings are open?
Visit the Open Venues & Time page for a full list of open venues.
Can I purchase tickets in advance?
Yes! Advance All-In-One Tickets for visiting Old Salem can be purchased here, as well as on-site. Tickets give visitors access to all open buildings, including the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDAs) Self-Guided Galleries. Two-Stop Admission tickets are available on-site only. Visit the Ticket Information page for more details.
How much are tickets?
Visit the Ticket Information page for updated ticket prices.
Do I need a ticket to shop at the retail stores?
No. You do not need to purchase tickets to shop at Old Salem’s retail stores. You also do not need tickets to walk on the Heritage Bridge or on the grounds of the Historic District.
Where is the Heritage Bridge?
The Heritage Bridge is the wooden bridge connecting Old Salem Visitor Center and Frank L. Horton Museum Center (MESDA) above Old Salem Rd. It is located to the south of Visitor Center.
Can professional photographers take pictures in the historic district?
Yes, but photographers must book a session through our website. Read more about the requirements here.
Can I bring weapons when visiting?
Firearms or weapons are not allowed on our property or in any of our exhibit buildings.
Horse and buggy rides information:
Horse and buggy rides in the historic district are provided by Heritage Carriage Rides. Tickets are sold separately. Tickets to Old Salem and MESDA do not include the rides. For information regarding the Heritage Carriage Rides schedules and prices, please call 336-784-8419.
Candle Tea information:
Candle Tea is hosted by Home Moravian Church. For more information, please visit the Home Moravian Church webpage.
Are pets allowed in the district?
Leashed pets are welcome to walk on Old Salem Museum & Garden’s streets and sidewalks. Please pick up after your pets! We have many garbage cans masked as barrels on the sidewalks. The City of Winston-Salem can fine pet owners who do not obey the city-wide “leash law” ordinance. Only service animals are allowed inside Old Salem’s buildings where programs take place. If your pet is thirsty, stop by the Old Salem water pump on the southwest corner of Salem Square on S. Main Street. You can pump free city water there, 24/7.
If you are looking for a dog park, you can go to the Washington Dog Park which is a one-acre fenced lot located in Washington Park off of the Broad Street entrance. The address is 1490 S. Broad Street.