How many colleges can say that they are part of a restored historic settlement? Or within walking distance of the “City of Arts and Innovation?” You'll enjoy the distinctive blend of old and new when you come to Salem.

Old Salem

Our 68-acre campus is located in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem in the Old Salem historic district. The eighteenth-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). We even have the Single Sisters Museum, located within one of our oldest buildings, which tells the story of those courageous Moravian women who organized Salem Academy and College back in the 1700s.

Special attractions within Old Salem include Winkler's Bakery; the Single Brothers House; The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA); the Zevely Inn; and Old Salem Tavern.

Winston-Salem: City of Arts and Innovation

The city of Winston-Salem is one of the most culturally active in the nation, and as a student you will enjoy – and often participate in – many of the special offerings in town. From the Winston-Salem Symphony to the Piedmont Opera, from the North Carolina Black Repertory Company to the “First Friday” gallery hops in the Arts District, you'll find plenty to enjoy, often at little or no cost.

Winston-Salem is home to the Roger L. Stevens Center, a nationally recognized facility for the performing arts; Reynolda House Museum of American Art; the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts; and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Winston-Salem's downtown has a vibrant arts and music scene featuring several restaurants, clubs, and galleries.

Winston-Salem also offers an ideal climate for business, featuring the Innovation Quarter and proximity to major U.S. cities. 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.

More about North Carolina

Salem College is ideally located within the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, which is made up of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point. The Piedmont Triad International Airport is a 30-minute drive from campus with flights all over the United States and the world.

To the west of Winston-Salem are mountains for skiing, camping, or hiking; rivers for white-water rafting; and intriguing towns and cities like Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock for shopping and sightseeing.

To the east of Winston-Salem lie the beautiful ports and beaches of North Carolina; the capital city of Raleigh; and the university towns of Durham and Chapel Hill. To the south lies Charlotte, a bustling city where thriving entertainment venues, pro sports, and world-class shopping are the attractions.