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Bethabara Park

Address: 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
Phone Number: 336-924-8191
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Type: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching
Owner description: Site where Moravian immigrants first settled in North Carolina, this 195-acre area includes a...
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Type: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

You get the feeling that you are living in the days of the Moravian culture. Buildings and grounds are really authenic (in most case they really are). A very nice compliment to nearby Old Salem.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My parents found this place while taking a drive. It is so cool. We went to a couple of festivals that they have through out the year. It is really neat to learn about local history especially if you are not from around here!

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Volcano, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Learned a lot about the Moravian settlers and enjoyed the beautiful historic buildings and gardens. Wonderful, and free!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've visited for Apple Festival as well as for the Celtic Festival and enjoyed both! The area is manageable to walk and level for elderly people and provides handicap parking. There are some buildings to see and a small gift shop as well as working gardens. When there are events there is lots to see and do. The Celtic Festival... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Took the grandkids here to let them run about and learn about early Moravian settlers in NC. The staff was very helpful, I could have spoke with them for some time but the children were restless. The buildings, stockade walls and grounds were neat to explore; if we'd had time we would have had a guide. The garden was fenced... More 

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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547 reviews 547 reviews
341 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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