In NC- 2 hours west of Raleigh is Old Salem Museums & Gardens in Winston-Salem.
Salem was settled in 1766 by Moravian Settlers who fled from Germany to Pennsylvania to avoid religious persecution. Their records are amazingly detailed, so the the historic buildings have been restored to the exact specifications they were originally built to, and are staffed by costumed interpreters.
There are historic gardens to see, along with the Historic town, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts houses objects dating from the 1600's through the mid-1800's that were made in the Southern regions.
Have a fun trip!