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If you are interested in the Decorative Arts, do not miss this museum

We appreciated that there are three separate price points to buy tickets to tour Old Salem. We were... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2019
East_Coast_Foodie
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Anderson, South Carolina
Love history and furniture?

Take time to go through this museum, and enjoy the beautiful pieces of art made for everyday use by... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2019
travellinted
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Raleigh NC
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

I think that was the cleanest most crisp looking museum and displays that I have ever seen.
But there really wasn't much there and we only spent 15 minutes quickly looking at everything.
If I had purchased the ticket which only allowed 2 museums, this would have been a disappointment. If you only have time for a few museums, this one would be low on my list of picks.
Contained beautiful furniture from the past but not as interesting to me as seeing them in period homes.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank mernag55
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

The staff is extremely knowledgeable and very hospitable. The exhibits provoke thought about furniture and decorative art in southern culture. Truly a wonderful amazing place.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

This small museum displays old colonial furniture, earthenware, needlework and many other antiquities. It is a little gem. If buying a ticket for Old Salem, it is worth a purchasing a double ticket to include this lovely museum.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Auriol G
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

The recently renovated museum provides a lovely setting for a self-directed tour. If a guided tour is desired, a separate ticket must be purchased. The self directed tour is included in the purchase of the visitor pass for Old Salem. I was so impressed by what I saw in the pottery display, I ended up buying two books about one of the potter's whose work is displayed: Dave, The Potter. This is not a "typical" museum. It feels like a lovely well-appointed home. If you haven't been before or its been a while, you will want to come walk through.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Leah W
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

the research area containes data on southern craftsmen and artists dating frorm the 1600s and the info is accessible. it is also a museum of the best of souterhn period pieces.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank drudol
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