FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours?

We are open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00-2:00 p.m. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. 

What buildings are open? 

The Horton Center (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts), Visitors Center, The Potter’s Shop at T. Bagge, Miksch House, Miksch Shed Carpentry, Boys’ School, Seed Saving Lab, Winkler Bakery, Moravian Book & Gift , E. A. Vogler Coffee and Confections, Muddy Creek Café, Salem Stitches 

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.

How much are tickets and where do I get them?

Tickets for visiting Old Salem can be purchased on-site only at the Visitors Center, the Horton Center, and Moravian Book & Gift. Tickets give visitors access to all open buildings, including the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDAs) Self-Guided Galleries. 

Ticket prices October 6th to November 9th

 $18 per adult, $10 per student (undergraduates must show a college ID), and free entry for children 0-3 years old. 

Holiday Ticket prices November 10th to December 31st 

$20 per adult, $12 per student (undergraduates must show a college ID), and free entry for children 0-3 years old.

Tickets to enter MESDA’s Self-Guided Galleries are $10 per person through 2021. 

In 2021 there will be no ticket discounts or reciprocal, reduced, or free admission through other museum programs. 

Are pets allowed in the district? 

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).

Tickets

Tickets for visiting Old Salem can be purchased on-site only at the Visitors Center, the Horton Center, and Moravian Book & Gift. Tickets give visitors access to all open buildings, including the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDAs) Self-Guided Galleries. 

Ticket prices October 6th to November 9th

 $18 per adult, $10 per student (undergraduates must show a college ID), and free entry for children 0-3 years old. 

Holiday Ticket prices November 10th to December 31st 

$20 per adult, $12 per student (undergraduates must show a college ID), and free entry for children 0-3 years old.

Tickets to enter MESDA’s Self-Guided Galleries are $10 per person through 2021. 

In 2021 there will be no ticket discounts or reciprocal, reduced, or free admission through other museum programs. 

Venues Open to Explore

Visitors Center

Horton Center (MESDA)

Winkler Bakery

Seed Saving Lab

Boys’ School

Miksch House & Garden

Muddy Creek Café

Salem Stitches

Potter’s Workshop at T. Bagge

Moravian Book & Gift

E.A. Vogler Coffee & Confections

Carpentry in the Miksch Yard