Most People Don’t Know The First Official 4th of July Celebration Was Held In This Tiny North Carolina Town

There are a lot of fun facts about the Tar Heel State that are real head-turners, like these seven insane things that happened in North Carolina that you just won’t find in history books. But one fact that’s making the rounds this time of year is the simple assertion that what is commonly considered the first official recorded Fourth of July celebration, ever, was held in a tiny town in North Carolina.

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Old Salem Museum and Gardens is located at 900 Old Salem Road, Winston Salem, NC. The hours of operation vary by individual buildings. All tour buildings are closed on Mondays. See a list of building schedules at this link. Entry ticket prices vary depending upon the level of visitation you select; however, an all-in-one ticket will allow you to gain access to all tour buildings and the self-guided galleries for two consecutive days. The price of the all-inclusive ticket is $27 for adults and $13 for students. More information about ticket prices and about the Historic Town of Salem can be found on the official website for Old Salem.

Address: 900 Old Salem Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA