Winston-Salem, North Carolina: The Big Coffee Pot

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Old Salem Moravian Village

Address:
Brookstown Ave, Winston-Salem, NC
Directions:
Old Salem Moravian Village. In Old Salem. I-40 exit 5D onto S. Liberty St. One block to Brookstown Ave. The coffee pot is on the left, on a grassy island, at the corner of Brookstown and Main St.
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The Big Coffee Pot

A historic roadside symbol, older than any other big pot in America.

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Old Salem

Old Salem is a brick village from the 1700s. There's a Boys' and Girls' building, where everybody had to live and go to school separately, and a tavern for lunch/supper lit by candles only. All the streets are made of bricks; many of the village's houses have painted-on bricks, like fake wall art.

[Allison Shroff, 12/30/2018]

Old Salem is best known to Roadsiders as the home of the Big Coffee Pot.

The Big Coffee Pot

I grew up in W-S, and went to Old Salem on class trips multiple times. My favorite story about the pot is that a revolutionary soldier hid from the British in this pot. As I tried to look it up, it may have been Civil War and may just be rumor.

[AALemley, 07/26/2016]

Mickey Coffee Pot.

The Mickey Coffee Pot

The Mickey Coffee Pot was built in 1858 by two men (last name Mickey) as an advertisement for their tin shop. It has been relocated several times in Winston Salem to accommodate road construction and reduce the number of vehicles crashing into it.

[Jennifer, 04/23/2014]

Big coffee pot.

The Big Coffee Pot

Smaller than I expected but worth seeing if you're stopping to visit Old Salem or the old Shell-shaped gas station. Well maintained, with fresh flowers.

[Tait Lifto, 07/17/2011]

Nearby Offbeat Places

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In the region:
Stone O Henry Book, Greensboro, NC - 25 mi.

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