- About Winston-Salem
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- Special Events
- Piedmont Craftsmen's Fair
- Festival of Lights
- The Nutcracker
- RiverRun International Film Festival
- NC Wine Festival
- Gears & Guitars
- Texas Pete Spirits of Summer
- Twin City Ribfest
- National Black Theatre Festival
- Winston-Salem Open
- Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors
- Dixie Classic Fair
- Pride Festival and Parade
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- Where to Stay
- Getting Here
Sample Day Tour
9 a.m. Welcome Reception at the Winston-Salem Visitor Center. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, featuring Winston-Salem’s own Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, in the Visitor Center, housed in the Historic Brookstown Mill. Visit Winston Salem will provide a knowlegegable step-on-guide to help narrate and answer questions along the way..
9:30 a.m. Depart Winston-Salem Visitor Center and head over to Old Salem Museums & Gardens for a three hour “All-in-One Experience.” Old Salem will provide Tour Guides. Old Salem founded in 1766 by the Moravians, a Protestant faith that began in what is now known as the Czech Republic, the restored town of Salem in a vision of life in a congregational community in the early American South. Old Salem is one of America’s most authentic Historical attractions.
11:30 a.m. Next Stop is Reynolda House Museum and American Art. Enjoy lunch and shopping at the upscale shops of Reynolda Village. After lunch, there will be a guided tour of the R. J. Reynolds summer home and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The restored 1917 home of Katherine Smith Reynolds and her husband Richard Joshua (R.J.) Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, is situated within a lush, beautiful landscape in Winston-Salem, N.C. After exploring the historic house, discover the exquisite and extensive collection of American art. Stroll through the for lush Reynolda Gardens and greenhouse and drive through the nearby Wake Forest University campus.
2:30 p.m. Historic Bethabara Park, visit Historic Bethabara for an imaginative journey to the Carolina backcountry of 250 years ago. A small group of Moravians daringly settled this religious village and trade center in an 18th-century wilderness full of bears, wolves, Indians and outlaws. Today’s Bethabara evokes this era. A National Historic Landmark, this 1753 site of the German-speaking, Protestant settlement nestles in a picturesque, wooded 175-acre wildlife preserve, with 126 species of birds. The museum features a unique, restored and furnished 1788 church, archaeological ruins, Visitor Center with introductory video, exhibits and tours with costumed guides, as well as a reconstructed village, a French and Indian War fort, and colonial and medical gardens.
4:15 p.m. Last Stop will be downtown Winston-Salem’s Arts District. There you will be able to shop in some of the most unique shops in the Southeast. Weather your taste is paintings, jewelry or whatever your taste, you’re sure to find it in the Arts District.
5:30 p.m. Return to hotel. Call it a day, or take advantage of our numerous evening activities. See a performance by students of the North Carolina School of the Arts or catch a traveling show of todays hottest sensations. Unwind to the Winston-Salem Symphony or take a soothing walk through the Historic West End. Tackle our tremendous shopping opportunities, from Hanes Mall to many one-of-a-kind galleries and boutiques.
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