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Historic Bethabara Park

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

Virtual Field Trips

We miss sharing Bethabara’s history with you, so we decided to launch the Virtual Field Trip video series to bring the Bethabara experience directly to your devices. 

The Visitor Center has been closed until further notice. Park grounds and trails are open, however some trails are closed for construction.

Discover Historic Bethabara Park

Plan Your Visit

Learn about Bethabara’s past, present, and future

Historic Buildings and Grounds

Learn about our dedication to preservation and stewardship

Tools and Trades of Bethabara

Learn about the tools and trades of 18th century Bethabara.

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 loom for weaving cloth is among the authentic 18th and 19th century artifacts on display at Historic Bethabara Park. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #piedmonttriad #nchistoricsites #nchistory #moravianhistory #moravians #nationalhistoriclandmark #americancolonialhistory #visitnc ...

A demonstration in the Log House at Founder's Day last November. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #piedmonttriad #moravianhistory #moravians #visitnc ...

#flashbackfriday A flax and linen demonstration in the Log House at last year's Apple Festival. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #piedmonttriad #nationalhistoriclandmark #nchistoricsites #nchistory #moravianhistory #moravians #visitnc #americancolonialhistory ...

#PagesFromThePast Typhus infects almost every Moravian in Bethabara, killing ten, the first adult Moravians to die in North Carolina.

Bethabara Diary, July 26, 1759: “Our Saviour has waited long to pluck for Himself  flowers from this our garden, and now He comes the more frequently. Last night at twelve o’clock it pleased Him to come for our dear Br. Christian Seidel, and to transplant him into the heavenly congregation.” Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, Vol. 1, pg. 212. #bethabara #wsnc #moravianhistory #nchistoricsites #thisdayinhistory

Be sure to check out our virtual field trip about typhus in Bethabara: https://youtu.be/wEFCDxQvXbM
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Stuart performs pottery making demonstrations throughout the year. Historic Bethabara Park remains closed but our ten miles of trails are still open. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #pottery #ncpottery #moravianhistory #moravians #piedmonttriad #nationalhistoriclandmark #visitnc #nchistoricsites #nchistory ...

Joel performs woodworking demonstrations throughout the year at Historic Bethabara Park. @triad_woodcarvers #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #piedmonttriad #nationalhistoriclandmark #visitnc #nchistoricsites #moravians #woodworking ...

Keith, the blacksmith at Historic Bethabara Park, performs demonstrations throughout the year. He's one of the many talented artisans who contribute to the educational opportunities at the park. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #piedmonttriad #moravianhistory #moravians #nationalhistoriclandmark #nchistory #nchistoricsites #americancolonialhistory #visitnc ...

A summer view of the Pollinator Garden and Monarch Waystation at Historic Bethabara Park. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #piedmonttriad #gardening #ncgardening #butterflies #butterflygarden #nchistoricsites #moravians #visitnc #nationalhistoriclandmark ...

“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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