Students not headed home for Fall Break can head 40 minutes down the road to the historical village of Old Salem.
Founded in 1766 by a Protestant group called the Moravians, Old Salem acted primarily as a town for craftsmen instead of an agricultural town like many of the surrounding areas.
Tyler Cox, Manager of Community relations for Winston Salem, says he enjoys giving back to the community and seeing people from all over come to visit.
"We consider ourselves the Monticello of Winston Salem," Cox said. "We are a non-gated community. You can drive through these historic streets, walk on the side walks 24/7 and take pictures."
Old Salem is a living history museum with tours, costumed interpreters and demonstrations of what life was like in 18th century Salem.
The town was refurbished in the 1950s and opened to visitors.
"We have lots of people come and see us...upwards of 300,000 visitors a year," Cox said.
Visitors can watch as tailors, woodworkers, bakers, and other craftsmen show and tell guests about their jobs and roles within Moravian society.
Woody Gowdin, a costumed interpreter in Old Salem, regularly tells guests all about Moravian history and the people that inhabited the town.
"They were intelligent people," Godwin said. "[They were] ahead of other people of the time."
While it's an eye-opening experience for many visitors, the interpreters are able to learn something, as well.
Jeffrey Cherrill, Old Salem's resident baker, creates all kinds of pastries and breads throughout the day that customers can buy in some of the stores in town.
"It's surprising you meet so many people form so many nationalities in places I've never been to in my live," Cherrill said. "And places I'll probably never travel. But my picture has traveled. And with those pictures comes a story"