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Historic Bethabara Park

Dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Historic Bethabara, founded by Moravians in 1753.

The Potter's Studio

Stuart uses 18th century kick-wheel technology to create Moravian style plates, bowls, mugs, and more. Watch him craft these historic designs in his colonial studio!

Blacksmith Wednesdays

Head to the park on Wednesdays from 10:30-4:30 to visit our blacksmith, Keith, and learn more about how important colonial blacksmithing was to the community of Bethabara.

Founders Day

Join us for the first ever Founders Day, celebrating the anniversary of the first settlers who arrived on November 17, 1753 with a colonial encampment and living history. All park buildings will be open.

Christmas at Bethabara

Immerse yourself in Moravian holiday traditions by candlelight. Music, dancing, puppet shows, food, and more. The event ends with a traditional Moravian Lovefeast service starting at 5:00 PM.

Discover Historic Bethabara Park

Founders Day

Founders Day will be an experience you will not want to miss! The park will be alive with living history demonstrations and experiences.

Plan Your Visit

Learn about Bethabara’s past, present, and future

Historic Buildings and Grounds

Learn about our dedication to preservation and stewardship

Bethabara's Enslaved

Uncover the stories of Bethabara’s enslaved in our new exhibit

Our History

The legacy of Edwin Stockton, founder of Historic Bethabara

Our Collections

View our archive of artifacts and historic documents

“This was my first time at the park, but I would return again when visiting Winston-Salem. Bethabara is smaller and less crowded than nearby Old Salem. It is also much more affordable. The archeological sites were well preserved…it was clear that Historic Bethabara Park is lovingly and thoughtfully maintained.”

Virginia

Trip Advisor

“I live within a ten-minute walk of the park, have trod its paths for years, worked in its community garden, brought out-of-town guests for the tour, attended many Apple Festivals and Celtic Festivals, sung in the Gemeinhaus at Christmas. I bought my house here because it was close to this wonderful park! It’s not just beautiful and historic, but it is full of life and music with so many events throughout the year.”

Nancy

Facebook Reviewer

“My daughter and I went here on a field trip for our homeschool…I loved this place, my daughter loved this place, it is so well preserved and it makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. We went back the next day to the Apple Festival and had a great time. It is beautiful here, peaceful and will always make for a great place to go again and again.”

Mandi

Google Reviewer

Our Mission

Historic Bethabara Park, Inc. supports the Park in on-going efforts to enhance the cultural heritage of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County by maintaining and restoring it historical structures. Significantly, the 1756 Palisade Fort was restored through the help of many individuals, companies and foundations throughout our community and the state. Most recently, the 1843 Log House roof was restored after in-depth research to confirm the year of its construction and with materials and construction techniques consistent with that period. With the rich array of historic buildings and foundations, Historic Bethabara Park and HBP, Inc. has a consistent focus on ensuring the integrity and accessibility of these community treasures. 

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