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Bethabara Park

2147 Bethabara Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27106-2701
+1 336-924-8191
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Bethabara was the first Moravian settlement in the area; it was intended to be temporary, since... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BftTraveler
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Dark on the park was amazing!! The haunted graveyard tour, the ghost stories and the food trucks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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2147 Bethabara Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27106-2701
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"great trails"
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"walking trails"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bethabara was the first Moravian settlement in the area; it was intended to be temporary, since their permanent site was to be Salem. So, it’s good to get a look at their first location to compare it to their later settlement. We paid the $4...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dark on the park was amazing!! The haunted graveyard tour, the ghost stories and the food trucks! Highlighted with live music! Me and my family can't wait to go again this fall!❤️

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by and got a short tour to the remaining church here. Nice and informative. Walking around gave information about ruins that are there.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totally different vibe from the busy, well visited Old Salem. You can almost feel the past inhabitents going about there daily lives on a quiet summers day. The grounds are located in a residential part of Winston Salem yet immediately on entering the park there...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

In town seeing our daughter, my husband and I decided to take the afternoon to visit Bethabara Park. It was a wonderful mixture of nature and history(my husband is the history buff!), and the peace and quiet on the trails was so relaxing, we'll definitely...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful to see! Great trails! Not enough parking though. Great place to take family of all ages.

Thank Amanda E
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Although Old Salem is by far the more publicized attraction, nearby Bethabara, meaning “house of passage,” was the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina. Founded November 17, 1752, Bethabara is recognized as the birthplace of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Tours of the small community, which...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is one of my favorite places to go when I need a break from the crazy world. It is easy to get to and a beautiful place to walk or just relax. I love the Celtic Festival with the bagpipes and games each year...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

My daughter and I went here on a field trip for our homeschool. We went on the day before the Apple Festival and we were the only ones there. We first went inside the store, and were met by friendly people, who took us around...More

Thank Mandi K
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This Historic park is easy to find and offers both vintage Moravian buildings, beautiful gardens and several walking paths. We explored "God's Acre" trail this time and what a delightful place. Much history with grave markers back to the early 1700's. The cemetery is very...More

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minasco
31 March 2018|
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Response from Bethabara_Director | Property representative |
Hi there! The grounds will be open, but the Visitor Center will be closed. You can find park maps and information outside the doors.
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Edgar P
6 September 2017|
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Response from Bethabara_Director | Property representative |
Hello Edgar! Pets are not explicitly banned from the Festival, but we do discourage bringing them because of the large crowds and loud noises. If you feel comfortable bringing your pet (especially since your yorkie is so... More
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Forrestacemery
20 August 2016|
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Response from Glenn K | Reviewed this property |
No fishing. It's a protected wildlife area.
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