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 till the end of the year. 

Open weekend hours January - March.

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


Learn about Bethabara's wildlife in a fun, kid-friendly way! Bethabara's Mill Creek Loop is now part of the Kids in Parks' TRACK Trail program. At the head of our trail, you'll find brochures designed to help children learn about the natural environment. When you've completed the loop, you can go to the Kids in Parks' website to log your walk. Visit https://www.kidsinparks.com/historic-bethabara-park to learn more.

 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. Diana Overbey

    Historic Parks Supervisor

  2. Tammy Moore

    Crew Coordinator

  3. Debbie Leonard

    Senior Accounting Clerk

  4. Jennifer Bower

    Marketing, Special Events Coordinator