(Please read the introductory section about Candle Tea.)
Scout tours are an abbreviated version of the public Candle Tea. The special “Scout Tea” includes the candle-making demonstration and viewing the putz. Each guest – both scouts and accompanying adults – receives a lovefeast candle and is served a Moravian cookie in the kitchen of the historic Single Brothers' House.
In the Brothers' House, built more than 250 years ago, scouts learn about the life of the early settlers of Salem, the earliest public water system in the United States, and how the young people in Salem were educated and the older boys learned a trade.
Scout tours are by reservation only. A maximum of 35 persons are allowed entry at one time by fire code.
Scout tour dates for 2017 (reservation required)
Dec. 2 & 9 – 9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Reservations for Scout groups for the 2017 Candle Tea are now open! Boy and Girl Scout troops are welcome to attend.
If you are a new user, click the Register tab on the form below. As soon as you register, you will be taken to the Scout Reservations page.
Returning users, please log in and you will be taken to the Scout Reservations page.
For future logins, return to this page.
Admission fee and Scout patches: Admission is $2 for each scout (includes patch), and each accompanying adult pays $1. After you reserve your tour, you will be emailed about payment. Fees must be paid in full to confirm registration.
Please note: Visiting Candle Tea and touring Old Salem buildings are two separate activities and are handled by two different groups. To schedule a separate tour of Old Salem on the same day you visit Candle Tea, please contact the Tour Coordinators at Old Salem by calling 800-441-5305 (no email).
Inclement weather policy: If the Winston-Salem Forsyth County schools or Old Salem close for the day or close early due to bad weather, the Candle Tea will also close. Check news media or call 336-729-9463 for a message.
For more information about Scout tours, please email us.
We look forward to seeing you at Candle Tea!