Historic Bethabara Park

Scenes from Bethabara Park

Park Information

Grounds, gardens,
and trails open free of
charge, all day, all year.

Visitor Center and
Exhibit Buildings open for guided tours


April 1- December 14

Closed
Thanksgiving Day

Hours
April 1 - Dec. 14 

Tuesday-Friday
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Saturday & Sunday
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pricing for Tours

Adults $4; Children $1

Tour Information

Group tours for 15 or
more people available
by appointment

Contact

(336) 924-8191 

2147 Bethabara Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Historic Bethabara Park

Historic Bethabara Park

Begin your visit to Winston Salem at the place where it all began.

Visit Historic Bethabara Park for an imaginative journey to the Carolina back country of 250 years ago, where a small group of Moravians settled a religious village and trade center.

Today's Bethabara evokes this era. A National Historic Landmark, this 1753 site of the German-speaking, Protestant settlement nestles in a picturesque, wooded 183-acre wildlife preserve with 126 species of birds.

Visit the Edwin L. Stockton Visitor Center Gift Shop to purchase hand-crafted Moravian, colonial and natural history treasures and mementos.

The museum features a unique, restored and furnished 1788 church, archaeological ruins, Visitor Center with introductory video, exhibits and tours with costumed guides, as well as a reconstructed village,  French and Indian War fort and colonial and medical gardens. 

Explore 20 miles of nature trails, go to the mill site, observe wildlife from two observation docks over the beaver pond. Spot otters, mink, foxes, deer, and woodchucks.

Discover this 250-year-old communal experiment on the frontier, now a National Historic Landmark.

*****The bridges over the wetlands will be closed for several months. A new, more stable platform is being installed.*****
The Historic Bethabara Park Boardwalk is currently undergoing reconstruction in preparation for their 2016 season. During construction, access to the boardwalk will be impacted, as well as stairway access to the Bethabara Greenway off of Reynolda Road. Construction updates will be posted to this page as they occur. For further information, contact Victoria Fulton, Historic Parks Supervisor, at 336-924-8191. 

  • Share in the creative excitement, when something old was very new.
  • Participate in special events during the year.
  • Explore a unique museum dedicated to the connection between people and their natural environment....
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Bethabara is the 1753 site of the First Moravian settlement in North Carolina

Begin your visit to Winston-Salem at the place it all began...

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Oct 13

A Bethabara Band concert and Family Evening with a holiday twist....

Nov 17

At Maple Springs United Methodist Church. Come indoors to celebra...

Dec 3

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Historic Bethabara Park. Come home for th...

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