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Historic and Charming Salisbury

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An August 2006 trip to Salisbury by vampirefan

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Quote: Salisbury is one of the most beautiful and historic cities in NC. Come and enjoy her long and rich history. With 11 historic districts, Salisbury is one of the most historic places around.

Historic and Charming Salisbury

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Salisbury is a history-lover's dream. Established in 1753, it predates both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. It is hard to tell where to start your visit here. To gain a better understanding of the area, take the time to stop in at the Rowan Museum . The museum is housed in the old courthouse built in 1855. There are several theme rooms, including a child’s room and one room set up permanently for the DAR (Daughters of the Revolution). The Josephus W Hall House will make you feel like Scarlet O’Hara indeed. This striking two-story home built in 1820 was the former home of Dr. Josephus Hall. The rooms are authentically decorated as the house once would have ...Read More

Salisbury Trolley Tour

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One of my very best suggestions to learn about the city you're visiting is to take a tour. And one of the best ways to tour Salisbury is by the very cute trolley tour. Our tour guide for this ride was Anna Keply, who did a great job and was a terrific and informative guide. This 60-minute tour takes you through the historic downtown area, by the old Confederate prison site, and out to the National Cemetery. You will hear how Salisbury got its start and how the historical foundation is keeping the incredible city alive. This is not a get on and off tour. Your guide will give you a history of this town and point out major attractions and spots. Highlights include the restore...Read More

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Salisbury Trolley Tour
204 E. Innes St.
Salisbury , North Carolina
(704) 638-3100

Josephus Hall House

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When you step in this grand mansion, remiss of the palatial Southern plantations, you will feel like Scarlet O’Hara entering your grand home. And on the inside you will indeed find Scarlets and a few Rhet Butlers to boot. The home was first built in 1820 as a school. Later, in 1825, Maxwell Chambers and his sister, Rebecca Troy, purchased the home as their house. Dr. Josephus W. Hall, a local doctor and businessman, purchased the home for his family in 1859. The home would remain in the family for many generations to come. Dr. Hall set about to turn this home into the beauty you still see today. They added the finest French wallpaper money could buy and brought in beautifu...Read More

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Josephus Hall House
226 S. Jackson St.
Salisbury , North Carolina

Utzman-Chambers House Museum

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The Utzman-Chambers House was built between 1815 and 1819 for Lewis Utzman, a local cabinet maker. This Federal-style townhouse once served as the headquarters of the Rowan Museum. The home has been immaculately restored to its original appearance. When you first arrive, you will sign the guest register book on a 1700s stretcher table. Also in this room is a chair that once belonged to explorer Daniel Boone, as well as early surveyor instruments. There are rooms on the first two floors open to the public. Some of the rooms are set up as they once would have been used by the families who lived here, while others are used to display many of the items from when this was once ...Read More

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Utzman-Chambers House Museum
116 S. Jackson St.
Salisbury , North Carolina
(704) 633-5946

Rowan Museum

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The Rowan Museum is housed in the old 1855 courthouse. It sits beside the "new" 1914 courthouse, which is still in use as a courthouse today. Its administrative offices are housed in the 1911 old US Post Office and Federal Courthouse building. The building is an example of the classical Greek Revival temple and was spared by General Stoneman during his 1865 occupation of Salisbury. The building was abandoned in 1914, when the last courthouse was built. It served as the public library, Red Cross headquarters, and Chamber of Commerce building, and has been a night school. By 1948, the building had deteriorated and was slated for demolition. Public outcry lead to the building being rest...Read More

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Rowan Museum
202 N. Main St.
Salisbury , North Carolina 28144
(704) 633-5946