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Bethabara Park

2147 Bethabara Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
336-924-8191
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Ranked #12 of 23 attractions in Winston Salem
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching
Owner description: Site where Moravian immigrants first settled in North Carolina, this 195-acre area includes a museum and a Moravian church and offers hiking,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This park is well worth a trip. It was near our hotel off University Parkway. The grounds and visitors' center are free but a tour of the 1788 Moravian church was only $4 and was lead by a wonderful guide dressed in period costume. His wife ran the visitors' center and told stories of the history of the Moravian Church... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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337 reviews 337 reviews
202 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were passing through Winston Salem and saw signs for this so we decided to check it out. We had no idea this place was here. It's the first Moravian settlement from 1753. I don't think it's something children would enjoy but we thoroughly did. If you are already planning a visit to Old Salem you should also check this... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The annual highland festival is held around the first weekend in May and is a small gathering of Scottish and some Irish clans. The one day event has food, clan tents, activities like a fiddle competition and sheep herding dogs, vendors and all things celtic and Scottish. The Moravian village is also open and it is hard to believe you... More

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This park and visitor is about 15 minutes from downtown. There is a visitor center with a good video about the early Moravian settlers. The park has some good walking trails but they are not well marked so beware, it's easy to get lost although the park isn't large enough to get scary lost. Worth a trip if you have... More

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Rural Hall, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you want to relax and listen to birds chirp, hear how the gardens and plant survive, see how simple, but elegant the church is, and listen to some fantastic Scottish Fiddlers...step back into the past at bethabra...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Best to visit when the buildings are open for tour since the small museum only tells part of the story. Love visiting during events, like Applefest! This is a wonderful, authentic way to immerse the family in the real story of early North Carolina life and how the Moravians settled in this area with a unique set of governance and... More

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Annandale, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

It was so close to downtown. So surprised to see how well these two buildings are preserved. A lovely place to walk around on a chilly day. Quaint.

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Tobaccoville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lovely village with lots of history. Be sure to visit during the apple festival for a chance to find handmade crafts, colonial games and a hay ride for the kids, and lots of good food!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Historic Bethabara caters to history buffs who appreciate Moravian history and the pre-Revolutionary period. The site contains a handful of buildings for touring, most of which are reconstructions. A small museum is available and costumed guides will provide a brief tour for a $4 fee (children are $1). Tours are available from April 2 - December 18. Hours of operation... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

If you're into Moravian history, you'll like this place, although there are just a few buildings to see, several of them reconstructions. Nearly every building had a placard explaining what it was, and the barn was especially interesting with an old wagon and doctor buggy, plus a number of antique tools with notebooks that provided details about the tools. We... More

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