This neighborhood was originally the town of Salem, founded in 1766, which joined with the nearby city of Winston in 1913 to create our modern Winston-Salem.
Talk about charm: Old Salem was originally settled by the Moravians in 1766, and most of the buildings date to the early days. While much of Old Salem is now preserved as a living museum, there are still many residences sprinkled throughout that are still occupied. With the beautiful, cobblestoned streets and slow-feeling pace of life, Old Salem is an idyllic place to live.
Living in Old Salem is like waking up in a Moravian, historic wonderland every morning. Neighbors build community with regular gatherings such as “Wine & Weed” where gardening and connection are fostered. Community is a priority in Old Salem. – Katie
Amanda & Andrew Brown live in Old Salem with their 2 sons. Here are 5 of their can’t-miss activities in Old Salem.