Pet Policy


Beagles, cockatoos, goats, and all other pets are welcome to walk on the streets and sidewalks at Old Salem Museums & Gardens—provided they are leashed.  The City of Winston-Salem can fine pet owners who do not obey the city-wide “leash law” ordinance.

Only service animals with proper identification are allowed inside of the buildings at Old Salem, and no pets are allowed in the historic gardens or cemeteries.

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 water there, 24/7.

If you are looking for a place where your dog can run free and play off leash, go to the nearby Dog Park, a one-acre fenced lot located in Washington Park off of the Broad Street entrance (the address is 1490 S. Broad Street).