The Moravian Candle Tea at Old Salem has been a Winston-Salem Christmas tradition since 1929. Participants experience the sights, sounds, smells, and even the tastes of early Moravian Christmas traditions.
Before it was Old Salem, it was simply Salem, an outpost of religious freedom carved out of the North Carolina wilderness. The buildings and gardens of today’s Old Salem have been lovingly preserved within sight of the office towers and crowded highways of Winston-Salem, the city that grew up around it.
Experience the charm of Winston-Salem by indulging in the rich history of our city through a stay at one of these captivating historic properties. They each have a story to tell, from the former home of the mayor of (Old) Salem, to the former manor house of one of our city’s (and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s) forefathers.
Our fair city of Winston-Salem and its surrounding area is full of great local architecture sites. Did you know we have the “mother” of the Empire State building and a replica of Independence Hall right here in Winston-Salem, NC? Find out where Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke and the legend of the Salem Coffee Pot. Here is a guide to some of our favorite architectural sites. What would you like to see added to this list of notable local architecture?
See Winston-Salem through a different lens! Whether you are visiting Winston-Salem, showing it off to friends, or just getting to know the city, these guided tours offer many of Winston-Salem’s hidden gems. From downtown to historical tours and even ghost tours, even longtime residents are bound to learn something new.
I love the first signs of Christmas in Winston-Salem, NC, when Moravian stars light up porches, line the streets of downtown, and a giant 31-foot Moravian star is installed atop the tower of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, shining like a beacon. Ever wonder about the origins of the star?
The Reynolda Historic District, set in what is now the Buena Vista neighborhood of Winston-Salem, was once the 1,067-acre estate of tobacco barons Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband Richard Joshua (R. J.) Reynolds (photo courtesy of Digital Forsyth). The Reynolda Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.