What was once home to North Carolina Governor John Motley Morehead is now a National Historical Landmark and tourist attraction. The building's history began even before the founding of the city with it being built in 1795, then in 1844 architect Alexander Jackson Davis began a prototype Italianate style villa for the governor and eventually finished in 1846. It is one of the oldest standing Italianate structures in all of the United States. Tours are early morning and afternoons from Tuesday through Sunday.
Old Salem is a historic district that contains a vast amount of Winston-Salem's history. Founded in 1766, the Moravian community, who were members of the Moravian Church, were the early inhabitants of this neighborhood. Even today you can find many museums and attractions that enunciate this culture. In additional to these historic sights, there are numerous trendy restaurants and shops to browse while in this neighborhood.
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