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Bethabara Park

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Address: 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
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+1 336-924-8191
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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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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Fun to walk the area

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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CARY,N.C.
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CARY,N.C.
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 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).

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 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 

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Manhasset, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 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.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 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.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 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.

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This is the second year we have gone to Bethabara Park for Apple Fest. They had different bands playing, several booths, animals to pet, rescue birds to look at, and of course, apples. The historical buildings and gardens were open with demonstrations. Outside in tents, there were a blacksmith and pewter/silversmith. This festival is becoming a fall tradition!

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice, semi-small park with great apple festival that draws lots of visitors. The first settlement buildings are open for tour during festival with people to give background on each building. Nice relaxing afternoon event.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Educational way to spend the afternoon in Winston-Salem. Inexpensive with considerable history available in a small area. Understanding what happened here over 200 years ago helps put USA history in perspective.

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