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Bethabara Park

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Address: 2147 Bethabara Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27106-2701
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+1 336-924-8191
10:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 10:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 13:30 - 16:30

Site where Moravian immigrants first settled in North Carolina, this...

Site where Moravian immigrants first settled in North Carolina, this 195-acre area includes a museum and a Moravian church and offers hiking, birdwatching and many varieties of trees.

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Off the Beaten path.

A nice place to drive through. Got an authentic old cabin from the eighteenth century and nice garden. Nice picnic area. A place to buy Moravian cookies. A really old style fence... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to drive through. Got an authentic old cabin from the eighteenth century and nice garden. Nice picnic area. A place to buy Moravian cookies. A really old style fence from 1700's.

Thank rrandall2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We were the only ones there and we were only in that main part. It's the end of winter, too, so nothing was blooming. It was unexciting and brief for us unfortunately.

Thank desifoto
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Love the old remaining structures of olde, you don't get near enough of that in this country. The gardens and cemetery and trails are beautiful, and soothing. As someone who needs regular access to fresh natural places, I've always had a deep appreciation fo this place. Well, everyone needs access to Nature, some are just too desensitized, hence, to know... More 

Thank Ania H
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very peaceful. It was very nice to have such a nice walk through the area. Enjoyed Old Salem more because of the home and shops.

Royal Oak, Michigan
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

A very nice welcome center with excellent and knowledgeable docents. The tour includes an introductory video followed by a guided tour of the Gemeinhaus ($4).

1 Thank 826Suzie
North Carolina
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Moravians came to what would become Forsyth County and settled first in Bethabara. Learn all about this settlement at the visitor center and tour the buildings to see how the Moravians lived in this first settlement which preceded Salem. The park has special events during the year, so check the website to see the calendar of events. There are special... More 

1 Thank Eng-Lib
Manhasset, New York, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Kept seeing the signs as I was driving around with my daughter to various stores. My curiosity led us there. It is a historic settlement from early German, Movarian settlers. There is a partial fort, gardens, restored church and other buildings. Trails for walking and a museum.

1 Thank Alice G
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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268 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

An accurate picture of landscape and architecture reflecting the early Moravian life. Great walk about and doing it in a historic setting.

2 Thank milehighbullet1
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

At Bethabara Park you can learn a lot of history about early Winston-Salem. There is also an excellent visitors center, plus it's a great place for a picnic. There are lots of trails around the park, through the woods, and over a stream. It's a great place to get your family out of doors. And you might learn something, too.

2 Thank Glenn K
Greenville, North Carolina
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141 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The park has a number of restored/reconstructed buildings which, along with a history center, relate aspects of the early 18th century Moravian settlement of the area.

1 Thank Lawrence B

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