Come celebrate the Scots-Irish contribution to colonial Bethabara during the Park’s 20th Annual Highland Games event. The day will feature tartan-clad athletes, pipe and drum bands, the annual Parade of Tartans, a battle axe competition, children’s activities, live music, food, vendors, and more! Festivities will take place on Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until […]
Back for its second year! Spend five days this summer learning from our blacksmith, potter, woodworker, and more. Ages 12-15. Advanced reservations required. Call 336-397-7587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines that are in place at the time of this event. Event is subject to cancellation due to potential […]
Explore Bethabara’s history by speaking with skilled craftsmen practicing the trades found here in the 18th century. Chat with our blacksmith, woodworkers, and blue dyer, and take home a souvenir shirt dyed in indigo! Learn about the food available to the first settlers and sample some yourself. Become immersed in Bethabara’s history as the sights […]
Join us as we explore the connections between Indigenous Peoples and the early Moravians. Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will be onsite to share their culture, history, and crafts; staff from the Lam Museum of Anthropology will display and discuss artifacts from their North Carolina Native American archaeological collection; a Park guide […]
One of our biggest and most-loved events! Join us as we celebrate the arrival of fall in all of its apple-filled goodness. Meet local artisans selling their wares while listening to music and enjoying a meal from one of our many food trucks. Don’t forget to buy a bag of apples from a local orchard […]
Celebrate the season by taking a journey through Christmases past. Visit the decorated 1788 Gemeinhaus, learn about -- and taste -- Moravian Christmas treats, listen to holiday music, and enjoy a performance by the Felt and Soul Puppet Theater. Admission is free.
Celebrate the official opening of the 2023 season by exploring the grounds, taking a peek inside the newly-opened 1834 Log House, listening to Moravian music, visiting with eighteenth-century craftsmen, touring the 1788 Gemeinhaus, enjoying an informative video, and browsing the gift shop.
Explore the natural side of Bethabara by participating in a guided nature walk, taking a hike on the new Kids in Parks Track Trail, making a sun print, and learning about various plants and animals from local organizations.
What was life like in eighteenth-century Bethabara? Find out by visiting with our potter, blacksmith, or woodworker; tasting some freshly prepared food; playing Colonial games; touring the 1788 Gemeinhaus and 1834 Log House; and exploring archaeological ruins.
Learn about the connections between the Indigenous Peoples and early Moravians by visiting with the Atsila Anotasgi Cultural Specialists from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian; examining North Carolina Native American artifacts from the Lam Museum of Anthropology; and taking an informative tour of the Park grounds.