On this historic day in America, I want to take you to a small town in North Carolina that still looks much like it did over 200 year ago!
Old Salem, NC celebrated its first (documented) Independence day in 1783.
Construction of the town first began in 1766 by members of the Moravian Church, an early Protestant denomination.
Adam Butner (best known as operator of Salem Tavern) began in Old Salem as a hatter.
The Winkler family ran the bakery in town for 30 years. The bakery is still open to purchase bread and other treats.
The Boy’s School was erected in 1794 to house and operate as a school for boys in Salem. This Old Salem landmark continued to run into the 20th century.
If you’re ever near Winston-Salem, NC, Old Salem is a definite must see. A small bakery and ice cream shop serve scrumptious edibles. I highly recommend the cake batter flavored ice cream. Yummy!
There is also a garden shop, some gift shops and museums.