Winston Salem North Carolina is a bustling city in and around Forsyth County, North Carolina. It’s been called the new Paris of the East Coast and is one of the fastest growing cities in North Carolina. With an estimated population of 930,567 it’s the third largest city in the Piedmont Triangle, as well as being the tenth largest city overall in the state. And with that rapid growth has come a great deal of growth in terms of attractions and events that you can choose from. Here are just a few of the highlights:
The Winston Salem Museum is the biggest attraction for the city. Established in 1855, it’s one of the most popular museums in all of North Carolina. With two buildings dedicated to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and more than 100 pieces of art and artifacts, you’ll find this museum a must see. Plus, it offers tours of its holdings for interested parties. The Museum also features a historical marker and a memorial to the Battle of Bladensburg, which was fought during the Civil War.
If you aren’t planning a visit to the Winston Salem Museum but you want to check it out, there are a lot of other attractions to visit as well. There’s the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs through the downtown area and allows for easy access to the attractions in any direction. And for those who want to get away from it all, there’s plenty to do in Winston Salem. You can walk through the downtown and take in the architecture and history while enjoying some great meals at local restaurants or hang out on one of the many local beaches. Plus, there’s the historic Albemarle Mansion, which is home to the historic Albemarle Tourist Bureau.