Old Salem/Candle Tea

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

10 a.m. until you are done

Join NCHE for a beautiful Christmas tradition in Old Salem.   Begin your celebration of the season by taking part in the school Candle Tea hosted by the Home Moravian Church of Winston-Salem. The candle tea, which takes place in the Single Brothers House in Old Salem, includes a candle-making demonstration, the putz, and insight into the life of the early settlers of Salem.  All guests receive a lovefeast candle and are served a Moravian cookie in the kitchen of the house, which was built more than 250 years ago. Visitors will hear about the early Moravians’ daily activities, the earliest public water system in the United States, and how the young people in Salem were educated and the older boys learned a trade.

If you wish, you may also purchase tickets to take part in the Footsteps Through History self-guided walking tour of Old Salem.  The tour includes admission to Old Salem’s historic buildings, museums and gardens.  And  at this season and with group admission, you will be admitted to Hearth Cooking Day–Cooking a Mid-Day Meal in the Tavern Museum.  Stop by in the morning or early afternoon to see the cooking in action or later in the day to see the finished meal.  And remember that the more questions you ask, the more fun you have!

Pre-registration and payment for the candle tea tickets are while supply lasts.  Price is $1.75 per person for anyone old enough to eat a cookie.  Because of strict fire code regulations limiting the size of groups, every effort will be made to put you in the group time requested.  However, if necessary, we may need to adjust your group time to accommodate as many as possible.

Pre-registration and payment for the Footsteps Through History tour is required by OCTOBER 28.  Tickets are $31.95/adult and $15.75/ages 4-high school.  Ages 3 and under are free.

You may purchase tickets to either the candle tea, the Footsteps Through History tour, or BOTH.

Registrations are transferable to other guests for use on November 28 but are non-refundable.

Questions?  Contact Evelyn Bickley, NCHE Activities Director at evelyn.bickley@nche.com.

Register below.