Historic Buildings & Museums
The West End Historic District
in Winston-Salem area is full of buildings that date back as far as the 1800s, and have been preserved for all to see in the modern day.
There are over 500 buildings, including houses belonging to several of the founders of Winston-Salem such as the Poindexter House and the Zevely House. This part of the city stretches over 230 acres, but you can wander around selected areas on foot and take in the gorgeous period architecture that includes the Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and Classic Revival style.
Single Brothers Workshop Photo Credit: Earl Leatherberry
The Old Salem Museums and Gardens
were first restored by local volunteers starting back in the 1950s. Actors dressed in period garb tell the story of the Moravian missionaries who settled in the area during the late 1700s. In the historically accurate restored buildings of Old Salem, you can learn about the town’s storied history and see woodworkers, potters, farmers, and musicians practicing traditional Moravian crafts. Found within the Historic District, you can tour, eat, and even shop here as you learn all about the cultural significance of Winston-Salem.
With over a hundred American art pieces on display, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art
has both static and rotating exhibits throughout the year. The museum itself is housed in a period mansion that is nestled on 20 acres of verdant landscape.