Historic Bethabara Park

2147 Bethabara Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Welcome to the birthplace of Winston-Salem

Founded in 1753 by German-speaking Moravians, Bethabara was the first European settlement in the North Carolina Piedmont. A National Historic Landmark and Local Historic District, historic Bethabara Park encompasses 183 acres of preserved wildlife, historic buildings and grounds, walking and birding trails, and protected wetlands. 

Visitor Center Hours 

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and from mid-December to April 

Park grounds are open free of charge, year-round, from dawn to dusk.

Guided Tour Admission

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$4 for adults
$1 for students and children over 3 years old


Many of the trails at Historic Bethabara Park are temporarily closed due to construction. For updates on trail openings call the Visitor Center at 336-924-8191. 

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Care for a hike? Explore several miles of diverse nature trails, visit the archaeological site of the Bethabara Mill, and observe wildlife from an observation dock over the beaver pond. 

  1. Frank Brown

    Executive Director
    Phone: 336-397-7586

  2. Diana Overbey

    Assistant Historic Parks Supervisor
    Phone: 336-397-7587

  3. Tammy Moore

    Crew Coordinator
    Phone: 336-924-5697

  4. Debbie Leonard

    Senior Accounting Clerk
    Phone: 336-397-7590

  5. Jennifer Bower

    Marketing, Special Events Coordinator
    Phone: 336 397-7591