About Us


Thank you for your interest and support of Old Salem Museums & Gardens. Old Salem is a truly unique place—a community built on the foundation of the Moravian religion, later transformed into one of the most successful economic centers in early America. Old Salem is not simply about Moravian history; it is a reflection on an evolving diverse community in the South, struggling with common principles such as freedom, faith, tradition, government, slavery, and war. These principles remain relevant for today’s citizens of the United States and the world.

Old Salem invites you to interact with lifestyles of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Explore the authentic architecture and marvelous science behind the construction of Old Salem’s buildings. Discover the crafts and domestic skills popular in early America. Experience early Southern culture through furniture, paintings, ceramics, and metals. Acknowledge both the plight and the contributions of African Americans living in the Salem community. Find serenity in our restored landscape and gardens. Realize your impact on history by reconnecting with the past at Old Salem Museums & Gardens.

Proceeds from your purchase of our products directly benefit the preservation, restoration, and educational programming at Old Salem Museums and Gardens.

For more information regarding Old Salem Museums & Gardens please visit our museum web site at www.oldsalem.org.