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The Visitor Center will reopen for tours on May 18, 2020. Spring Festival (April 4th) and the Bethabara Highland Games (May 2nd) have been canceled. Many of the trails at Historic Bethabara Park are temporarily closed. We will update the website as portions of the trails reopen.

Historic Bethabara Park

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

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

Another view of the Easter sunrise service at Bethabara in 1938. Photo courtesy of Digital Forsyth and the Forsyth County Public Library Collection. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #visitnc #piedmonttriad #moravianhistory #moravians #gemeinhaus #nchistoricsites ...

Easter services at Bethabara in 1938. Photo courtesy of Digital Forsyth and the Forsyth County Public Library Collection. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #nationalhistoriclandmark #moravianhistory #piedmonttriad #nchistoricsites #visitnc #gemeinhaus ...

#flashbackfriday Our blacksmith Keith at Founder's Day last November. Watch this space for announcements about craft demonstrations throughout the year at Historic Bethabara Park. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #moravianhistory #moravians #nationalhistoriclandmark #americancolonialhistory #visitnc #nchistoricsites #nchistory #piedmonttriad ...

#throwbackthursday Remembering some of our Revolutionary War re-enactors at the British Occupation of Bethabara event in February 2019. Lord Cornwallis and the British army arrived at Bethabara on February 10, 1781 to demand supplies on their march to battle at Guilford Courthouse. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #americancolonialhistory #americanrevolution #visitnc #nchistoricsites #moravianhistory #moravians #nationalhistoriclandmark @guilfordnps ...

#waybackwednesday Remembering our colonial cooking demonstrations from Founder's Day last November. Save the date for Hands-On History Day on Saturday, September 26. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #piedmonttriad #nationalhistoriclandmark #visitnc #moravianhistory #moravians #americancolonialhistory #nchistoricsites #nchistory ...

More images of Bethabara at springtime. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #piedmonttriad #nationalhistoriclandmark #visitnc #nchistoricsites ...

Come enjoy springtime at Historic Bethabara Park. The historic buildings and Visitor Center are closed (and some trails due to construction). We will continue to keep the grounds open and maintained for you as long as we are able. #cityofwinstonsalem #cityofws #piedmonttriad #visitnc #nationalhistoriclandmark #nchistoricsites ...

“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.”


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.”


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.”


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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