Request a Field Trip at Old Salem!

All Spring Field Trip Dates are BOOKED

except for Homeschool Days May 18th and 25th.

STEAM-Driven Days Spring 2022
March 2nd – May 27, 2022

We invite you to join us for STEAM-Driven Days in Old Salem. This new experience combines the best of Science Alive and Arts Alive into one program! Using the history of Salem, North Carolina, we will explore topics in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math through sensory experiences led by our educators. This cross-curricular adventure connects students to the people, places, and things that made up historic Salem in the 18th and 19th centuries. 

STEAM-Driven Days are designed for 1st grade through 12th grade, aligned with North Carolina Essential Standards.  

Students will be introduced to the people who lived and interacted in historic Salem, immersing themselves in the buildings and landscapes as they learn about early American life in North Carolina and the South from the perspective of the Moravians, enslaved and free people of African descent, and the Indigenous peoples of the Southern Woodland. 

Teachers booking field trips will also have access to resources that can be used in the classroom, including videos, lesson plans, and other student activities. Student Group Tour experiences and in-classroom resources and activities are aligned to the following North Carolina Essential Standards.

Homeschool Days

Homeschools can participate in STEAM-Driven Days for Homeschool Students on May 18th and May 25th.

What to Expect on Your Field Trip

  • Arrive at 9:45 AM for ticket purchase at the Visitor Center.
  • Ticket costs (plus tax) are $12.84 per student and $21.40 per adult.
  • The buildings open promptly at 10:00AM and remain open until 2:00PM. 
  • Lunch is on your own. There are multiple picnic areas to choose from in the historic district and behind the Visitor Center. 
  • We invite you to end your field trip at the Visitor Center. Students will have an opportunity to shop and to use restrooms prior to departing for home.

Buildings & Outdoor Spaces Included in the Tour

  • Three self-guided galleries in the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts 
  • Potter’s Workshop 
  • Boys School 
  • Miksch House, Yard, & Garden 
  • Seed Saving Lab  
  • Four Gardens  
  • St. Philips Graveyard 
  • Winkler Bakery 
  • Visitor Center  
  • Moravian Book and Gift


Contact Rebecca Barefoot
Visitor Engagement Manager
(336) 499-7960 

Student Group Tour Reservation Requests

  • (including area code)
  • (Please indicate what time of day you prefer to be contacted Monday-Friday)
  • $12.00 each, plus county and state sales taxes
  • Schools receive one complimentary adult ticket per every 12 students. One teacher/chaperone is required for every 12 students.
  • Additional adults are $20.00 each, plus county and state sales taxes
  • School Tours are offered Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Spring 2022 tours start on March 2 and end on May 27th.