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Winston-Salem is a city filled with heritage attractions just waiting to help you discover our shared past. It is also a city re-inventing itself. Part of its fuel is its creativity. You’ll see it in the Downtown Arts District along with the Innovation Corridor and in its contribution to medical care. While you’re here, there are lots of things you won’t want to miss – a visit to the Old Salem Museums and Gardens, a baseball game under the lights, the First Friday Gallery Hop, or enjoy a Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut where this tasty treat got its start (be sure to watch for the Hot Now sign!).


Winston-Salem Visitor Center
200 Brookstown Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27010
Phone: 336-728-4200


Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership (DWSP)
DWSP is an active membership organization leading the revitalization of downtown and serving as a central hub for downtown information.
305 West Fourth Street
Suite 2-E
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-354-1500


Parking downtown is easy. Street level parking is available for short term and garages for long term parking. We suggest parking in the 6th/Cherry/Trade garage. You can enter Mast Store via the second level walkway. Here’s a link to parking information, so you can plan in advance what location makes it easier for you.     


Winston-Salem Chamber
11 West Fourth Street #211
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336) 728-9200


North Carolina Travel and Tourism
For more information on where to go, what to do, and where to stay in the Old North State, visit North Carolina Travel and Tourism online at Or call 1-800-VISIT-NC for a free trip planning guide. For a vacation you’ll always remember, come to a state you’ll never forget.


Things to Do:

Old Salem
Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information and upcoming events call 336-721-7300 or visit


Downtown Arts District   (DADA)
DADA is an eclectic area of downtown located between 5th and 7th and Trade Streets and is filled with a variety of artists, sculptors, photographers, fiber artists, jewelers and more.  The Gallery Hop is the first Friday of the month. It is a great event uniting visitors, locals, and artists in a memorable celebration? of creativity. Visit the website for more details and for a listing of other events.


Art For Art’s Sake (AFAS)
Art for Art’s Sake is a non-profit group working to build, educate, and celebrate the community through art.  Visit the Red Dog Gallery to see works by the members of AFAS. They also encourage new and emerging artists through the Unleashed Art Center. Its Public Art Initiative includes large murals, outdoor art galleries, and whimsical painted mannequins, which help people engage in art on a daily basis. Be sure to plan some time in Downtown Winston-Salem on Sunday afternoons during the Months of May and October for the Art on Sunday series.  More information can be found on their website.


Reynolda House Museum of Art
Explore masterpieces of American art in the restored 1917 mansion of R.J. and Katherine Reynolds. Plan to spend the day at the Estate to learn the history of Reynolda and the Reynolds family. You’ll find lots of activities for the whole family. Visit the website to plan your visit.


The Winston-Salem Dash
Enjoy a baseball game! The Winston-Salem Dash is the proud Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago White Sox playing in the Carolina League. The club plays its games at beautiful BB&T Ballpark located in Downtown Winston-Salem.  For schedules, tickets and more information visit their website.


Piedmont Opera
The Piedmont Opera is the second largest opera company in North Carolina. International, national, regional, and local singers and technicians create two regularly-scheduled productions each year. The Piedmont Opera also conducts a wide variety of educational and outreach programs, which include offerings for both students and adults. Find the performance schedule and other special events on their website


Sawtooth School for Visual Art
The Sawtooth Center is the only community art school in Winston-Salem. In addition to various classes in pottery, woodworking, and jewelry making to name a few, they host community events and gallery exhibitions.  Sign up for one of their classes for a firsthand experience with art or attend one of their many exhibits and receptions to deepen your art appreciation. You can learn more with a click here.


a/perture Cinema
Located on West Fourth Street this independent, locally-owned cinema screens a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, local and festival films. Visit the website for their showings calendar and ticket information.


Pilot Mountain State Park
Located just 16 miles north of Winston-Salem, Pilot Mountain State Park offers a variety of camping, hiking, paddling, rock climbing, picnicking and educational opportunities. Hours vary seasonally. For more information, visit the website or get information at a glance on their Park Fact Sheet

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