Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours?
We are currently open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts will extend operating hours to 10AM – 4PM from Wednesday to Saturday every week starting Wednesday, June 1.
What buildings are open?
Visitor Center, Frank L. Horton Museum Center (Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts), Potter’s Workshop at T. Bagge, Moravian Book & Gift, Boys’ School, Miksch House & Gardens, Winkler Bakery, Seed Saving Lab, Muddy Creek Café, and Salem Stitches.
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 at the Visitor Center, the Frank L. Horton Museum 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.
Two-Stop Admission tickets are available on-site at the Visitor Center, the Frank L. Horton Museum Center, and Moravian Book & Gift.
How much are tickets?
All-In-One Admission ticket price
$20 per adult, $12 per student (undergraduate students must show a college ID), plus tax; free entry for children 0-3 years old.
Two-Stop Admission ticket price
$12 per adult, $10 per student (undergraduate students must show a college ID), plus tax; free entry for children 0-3 years old.
Do I need a ticket to shop at Winkler Bakery or Moravian Book & Gift?
No. You do not need to purchase tickets to shop at Winkler Bakery or Moravian Book & Gift. 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.
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, you can 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).