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Salisbury is a city in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. This town stemming back to the mid-18th century along Native American trade routes and transitioning through Revolutionary and Civil War and agricultural, industrial, and post-industrial times has a downtown quarter numbered with boutique shops and a popular transportation museum nearby.

Downtown Salisbury 11

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By car[edit]

  • I-85 Exits 74, 75, 76

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See[edit]

  • Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S Jackson St, +1 704-636-0103. Saturday & Sunday 1-4PM. It was turned into a grand Southern residence in the 19th century from its original purpose as a female academy. Adults $3, children $1.
  • October Tour. Annual fundraising tour of historic homes.
  • National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Boulevard, +1 704-636-2661. Near site of Confederate prison; contains monuments from many Northern states mourning their dead.

Do[edit]

Bob Julian Roundhouse (at N.C. Transportation Museum)
  • Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, +1 704-216-7803. Call for hours. Free admission. Mini golf, carousel, mini-train, gem-panning, and paddle boats available on a for-fee basis. Reservations accepted for shelters. Girl Scout Holly Hut camping facility. Free.
  • Dunn's Mountain Park, 1740 Dunn's Mountain Road, +1 704 239-0134. Call for hours of operation. Has a great view of most of rowan county and the surrounding counties. Free.
  • N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, +1 704-636-2889. Call for hours. Has a lot to see, plan for spending about 2-3 hours looking around. Free admission; train ride: adult $6, children (3-12) $5, seniors (60 and older) $5, children younger than 3, who will not occupy a seat, ride free.
  • Woodleaf Lanes, 1811 Jake Alexander Boulevard West, +1 704-633-5342. Local bowling center with leagues and frequent specials. Call for current specials and lane availability.
  • Genealogy Room at the Rowan Public Library, Fisher Street. Excellent collection of genealogical materials.

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Eat[edit]

  • Hap's Grill, 116 N Main St. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and local soda in glass bottles from a tiny storefront. Bring cash.
  • Spanky's, 101 N Main St (corner of Main and Innes), +1 704-638-0780. Deli with excellent homemade ice cream.

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