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“Great history; limited items to see” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bethabara Park

Bethabara Park
2147 Bethabara Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
336-924-8191
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Winston Salem
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching
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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.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Great history; limited items to see”
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 were there on a sunny October afternoon and we enjoyed walking outside (free) although you can watch a short film and take a brief tour with a costumed guide for $4.

Visited October 2013
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Orange, Virginia
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Must stop here when in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I had only a very few minutes this time. Will definitely take longer next time. Lots of great history about the founding of the area by Moravians.

Visited September 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Boring”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Vewry boring place to go. I think it should not have a spread in the magazines the hotel give out. I did like the short distance from the holiday inn.

Visited September 2013
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Yankee in the south
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“Living History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Bethabara is one of the three Moravian settlements here dating back to prerevolutionary times. Several of the orignal buildings remain, one being a very picturesque church. Others include a distiller, potter and others. The enclosed fort and period vegetable and medicinal gardens are interesting to see. There is a new visitor center as well. Interesting events are held here seasonally.

Visited August 2013
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Tennessee
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“The first settlement”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is the first place the Moravians set up as a temporary settlement before moving to the Old Salem site. It has the foundations of a number of buildings, a large garden with plants of the time, the defensive palisades (recreated), a church and a quiet walk along the back of the place where the original Moravians came to decide how to create their new community.

Visited August 2013
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