Winston Salem North Carolina Tourism - Historic Sites, Museums, Parks, Medical Centers, Festivals

Getting Around

Winston Salem is located in the Piedmont triad area off  I-40, I-40 Business, US 52.

The airport serving the area is Piedmont triad International Airport and located off I-40

The Winston Salem visitor center is located on Brookstown Ave and Cherry St. 


Bethabara Park is located at 2147 Bethabara Rd. It is the restored Moravian's 1st settlement in area became trading center for region. The buildings in the restored settlement include  a Congregation house, a Potters house and the Palisade. There is a visitor center. There are gardens & trails for hiking.  Guided tours are available.

Old Salem Village is located at 900 Old Salem Rd. This is a big tourist attraction. It is a restored Moravian town with costumed guided tours. There are craft demonstrations, gardens, museums, shops, 18th & 19th restored buildings. There is also a visitor's center.

Reynolda House Museum of American art is located at 2250 Reynolda Rd. This building was the country home of RJ Reynolds. RJ Reynolds was a tobacco tycoon. The house was built in 1917. It was donated to the non profit arts and education institution by the Reynolds family in 1964. Today, it houses the permanent art collection of many famous artists including Frederic Remington, Mary Cassett, Georgia O'Keefe and Thomas Cole. The personal belonging of the Reynolds family and Vintage clothing on display. Parts of House on display: indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, squash court, Aeolian organ, more

Reynolda Gardens is located at Reynolda Rd. It is formal gardens owned by Wake Forest University.

Reynolda Village is located right next to Reynolda Gardens. It was a plaNed village built to house workers from the Reynolds Estate. Today, there are shops, galleries and restaurant here

The Museum of Anthropology is part of Wake Forest University. On display are artifacts and special exhibits.

Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art is located at 750 Marguerite Dr. The center exhibits temporary art.

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Art is located at 924 South Main St in Old Salem NC. It features regional decorative arts from colonial period to 1820 and furniture, ceramics, paintings, etc. Guided tours are available.

SciWorks is located at 400 West Hanes Mill Rd. It is a Nature science center. Exhibits are on the exhibits are on environment and planetarium. There are exhibits on dinosaur fossils as well.

Tanglewood Park is located on US 158, southwest of Winston Salem. It is a recreation park with championship golf course, canoes and paddleboats for rent. There are picnic tables. You can go  horseback riding, fishing, hiking and more.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges in the area include: Winston Salem State University, Wake Forest University, Salem College and the Piedmont Baptist College.

Hospitals and Medical Centers

Hospitals and Medical Centers in the Winston Salem area include Forsyth Medical Center and North Carolina Baptist Hospital.

Festivals and Events

Dixie Classic Fair is a Regional Fair held late September thru early October

The Heavy Rebel Weekender is held July 4th weekend at the MilleNium Center.

The Piedmont Craft fair is held at 601 North Trade Street in November

River Run International Film festival is independent film festival.

Salem Christmas is held in Old Salem during the Christmas season and features holiday decorations