Go Behind the Pages with a Getaway Weekend at Bookmarks 17th Annual Festival of Books and Authors, September 22-25, 2022. Booksmarks is North and South Carolina’s Largest Annual Book Festival! Meet 45 award-winning and bestselling authors while exploring Winston-Salem’s downtown, historic sites and culinary delights!
The Face to Face Speaker Forum will bring world-class speakers to Winston-Salem. Each season will cover a variety of topics ranging from political affairs, arts & culture, innovation & business, and social justice.
Your hotel getaway package will bring you face to face with world-class individuals. In its inaugural season 2022-2023, the Speaker Forum will take place at the Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum.
Spoil that someone special or simply celebrate being together, secluded from the rest of the world. Your romantic journey begins here at the Brookstown Inn. Enjoy deluxe accommodations in one of our charming guestrooms featuring gorgeous wooden beams, exposed brick, and Posturepedic Plush Euro Pillow Top Mattresses.
Explore historic Reynolda House, the restored 1917 bungalow of Katharine Smith Reynolds and R.J. Reynolds, founder of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company here in Winston-Salem. Today the house preserves and interprets a premier collection of American Art from the colonial period to the present. Currently exhibiting The O’Keeffe Circle: Artist as Gallerist and Collector through March 6, 2022. You’ll explore some of the best art collections and learn about the history of this beautiful house In addition to the house, you can explore the restored formal Gardens and shop the Reynolda Village!
If you are looking for a unique destination to explore on your next trip to Winston Salem, a tour through Körner’s Folly is a must! Built in 1880 in Kernersville, North Carolina, Körner’s Folly is an architectural wonder and was the home of artist and designer Jule Gilmer Körner. The house originally served to display Körner’s interior design portfolio. Visitors can now explore the 22-room house museum and its unique, original furnishings, artwork, cast-plaster details, carved woodwork, and elaborate hand-laid tile.
Public tours are self-guided and last approximately one hour. Due to Covid-19 protocols, appointments are required for touring. During your visit, amateur photography is allowed. As a great addition to any tour, don’t forget to request a scavenger hunt for children or the young at heart! Körner’s Folly is located in Kernersville, NC, an easy 15-minute drive from the Historic Brookstown Inn. While in Kernersville, we recommend grabbing a bite to eat at Mae’s Vintage Kitchen.
Wake up to Spring with a tour through Winston-Salem’s historic gardens. Our lush gardens date back more than 250 years and offer a peek into the city’s colorful past. Your itinerary includes self-guided garden tours through Historic Bethabara Park, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Reynolda Gardens (adjacent to Reynolda House Museum of American Art), and Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens in Kernersville. Visit Winston-Salem and see for yourself why some say that a stroll through our gardens is truly a study of both history and horticulture.
If you’re looking for a bit of adventure during your stay in Winston-Salem try touring our historic city at a social distance with Triad ECO Adventure Segway Tour! Choose your adventure and explore Downtown or the Greenway Trail. Included in your narrated 2-hour tour experience is your indoor/outdoor training and helmet. Helmets and handlebars have been sanitized with your safety in mind!