We visited the 18th century Moravian village of old Salem, one of the most authentic colonial sites in the US. The Moravians are a group of Eastern European Protestants who first arrived in 1753 and relocated to this area they later named Salem, which means “peace.” These early settlers were skilled cabinet makers, tinsmiths, gunsmiths, gardeners and cooks. A large portion of the town has been preserved, including the original late 17th and early 18th century architecture. There are also costumed interpreters, horse drawn carriage rides, shops with handcrafted items, restaurants, a tea shop and bakery. The late fall colors were in full bloom and the town was so picturesque, that I spent most of my time enjoying it rather than actually taking pictures!
We are staying nearby in High Point, NC at Oak Hollow Campground, a stunningly beautiful lake front location. In fact, we were lucky to get a prime spot with our own private dock. The sunsets have been gorgeous and we are really enjoying the wildlife. Please check out my “Campground Reviews” page for a full review.