Salem College’s 64-acre campus is located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem in the Old Salem historic district. The 18th century Moravian village of Salem is now an internationally recognized living history museum complex. Our campus includes five buildings that date from the original town of Salem, and we share Salem Square with Old Salem and with Home Moravian Church (built in 1800).
The city of Winston-Salem is one of the most culturally active in the nation, and Salem students enjoy -- and often participate in -- many of the special offerings in town. The city's performing arts groups include: the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Wachovia Little Symphony, the Piedmont Opera Theatre, the Little Theatre, the North Carolina Black Repertory Company and the Piedmont Chamber Singers.
Winston-Salem is home to the Roger L. Stevens Center, a nationally recognized facility for the performing arts; Reynolda House, a museum of American paintings; the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts; and the North Carolina School of the Arts. The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts borders the Salem campus in Old Salem. Winston-Salem’s downtown has a vibrant arts and music scene featuring several restaurants, clubs and galleries.
Winston-Salem is also an ideal climate for business, featuring proximity to major U.S. cities, technology and employment opportunities. A short walk from the Salem campus will find you downtown or on the "greenway" to Salem Lake, a popular spot for boating, biking and jogging. Within a few hours of campus are mountains for skiing, camping or hiking; rivers for white-water rafting; and the beautiful ports and beaches of North and South Carolina.