Explore Winston-Salem

Building Bridges for Education March 31 – April 2, 2019
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

We have just highlighted a few of the attractions in Winston-Salem. There are many more! Click here for more attractions.

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.

West End Historic District
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.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art
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.

Black Mountain Chocolate Factory

Black Mountain Chocolate Factory

Visit the Black Mountain Chocolate Factory and go on a tour to see how each bean is roasted, processed, and created into delicious chocolate treats! They have a bakery, coffee shop, gelato café, and more so you can experience the various ways they use their cocoa beans.

Yadkin Valley Wineries

Yadkin Valley

Just west of Winston-Salem is Yadkin Valley, home to more than 45 exquisite vineyards and wineries. North Carolina's rich farmland and mild climate contribute to the success and wide variety of grapes grown across the state, producing more than 500,000 gallons of wine annually. North Carolina has grown to be one of the ten largest wine producers in the country. Winemakers use grape varieties, such as European-types, native muscadines, and other fruits, that are grown in the state to create wine with a superior flavor.

The Winston Cup Museum

The Winston Cup Museum

Established in 2005, The Winston Cup Museum is the place to come for anyone who loves NASCAR racing. The museum showcases a range of racing cars as well as memorabilia related to racing, and you can walk through the history of racing in this part of the world.
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