For centuries, Salisbury was known as the place to be. Established in 1753 as the seat of Rowan County - dubbed the “Mother of North Carolina” for its spacious Colonial boundaries - the city was an economic and cultural powerhouse for much of its history.
Today is no different. Salisbury is alive with energy, activity and a sense of place that is easy to feel from the moment your arrive. Come explore historic Downtown Salisbury, a leader in historic preservation. From their unique shops and dining, antique stores, museums, galleries, festivals and more, there's something for everyone!