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Bethabara Park

2147 Bethabara Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
336-924-8191
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Ranked #12 of 25 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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Smithfield, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We were so surprised by this hidden gem in Winston Salem. The park was absolutely beautiful. The gardens were gorgeous. Our only regret was we were not there during a time the church and visitor's center was open. Already, we're planning a return trip.

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Serious historical village. Very walkable. Good visitors center. Period buildings impressive. Worth devoting a few hours to a visit. Even a few Geocaches in the vicinity.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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448 reviews 448 reviews
277 attraction reviews
286 helpful votes 286 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
21 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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