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Visitor Center & Gift Shop

Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is open Tuesday-Friday from 10:30-4:30 PM and Saturday & Sunday from 1:30-4:30 PM. We are closed on Thanksgiving Day and from mid-December to April 1st. When open, we offer guided tours of the historic Gemeinhaus Church and the Log House with costumed tour guides. We also offer an informational video about the park’s history.

Park Grounds are always open.

Gift Shop

Located in the Visitor Center, the gift shop at Historic Bethabara Park offers handcrafted items that honor the Moravian, colonial, and natural history of Bethabara. Made by regional artisans, the items for sale represent trades found in Bethabara during the latter half of the 18th century. The gift shop is open during Visitor Center open hours.

Contact Diana Overbey, Gift Shop Manager, at (336) 924-8191, ext. 26, or dianao@cityofws.org for further information.

Featured Items

Baskets

Price: $10-$35

Baskets of all shapes and sizes are hand woven by Cindy Poindexter of Lewisville. Miniature baskets are handmade by local resident and Bethabara guide Gail Jones.

Bee Glow Lanterns

Price: $35-$45

Each lantern created by Bee Global of Robbinsville, NC, is individually crafted using locally grown wildflowers and native ferns and leaves.

Books

Price: From $4.75

Our gift shop includes hard-to-find fiction and non-fiction books about Moravian history, colonial trades and natural history that are age-appropriate for adults and children.

Candles

Price: $4.00

The men of Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem supply our 12 inch beeswax tapers, which come in packages of two.

Cards

Price: $.35-$4.00

Area resident and Bethabara guide Gail Jones finds inspiration in the natural beauty found throughout Historic Bethabara Park, creating beautiful photographs featured on our notecards. Scherenschnitte cards by Dottie Netherton celebrate the German art of paper cutting. Charlotte resident Dennis Nodine’s photographs of the Park are also available as postcards.

Cookies

Price: $3.50-$6.00

Traditional and modern takes on Moravian cookies are offered in tubes and boxes, made by Salem Baking Company.

Jamestown Glass

Price: From $13.00

Using tools and techniques similar to those used in the 17th century, each piece of glassware is hand-made by master glassblowers at the Jamestown Glasshouse in Jamestown, Virginia. No two pieces are identical.

Journals

Price: From $13.00

These unique leather-bound journals are hand-pressed by Asheville-based artisan, In Blue Handmade. Each journal in our gift shop features an illustration related to Bethabara’s history.

Pottery

Price: $8.75-$40.00

The original Bethabara potter, who arrived in 1755, made red earthenware pottery. Today’s regional potters still work in the redware tradition. We feature redware plates, mugs, pitchers, and spoon rests by Hal Pugh and Eleanor Minnock-Pugh of New Salem Pottery in Randleman. The Pughs’ work is decorated with the flora and fauna found in Bethabara’s wetlands.

Soaps

Price: $4.25

MoonDance soaps is a home-based business located in Wake County, NC. Rachel DuBois manufactures soap the old-fashioned way: batch saponification of vegetable oils combined with essential oils, fragrance oils, herbs, spices, goat milk and honey for lovely hand and body soaps. Each bar is hand cut and cured for four weeks using environmentally-friendly procedures.  

Toys

Price: From $3.75

Colonial toys, produced by historic toymakers from throughout the eastern half of the United States, are available in the gift shop.

Wood

Price: From $15.95

Finding inspiration from the beauty of nature in wood, local craftsman Vince McHenry creates unique, one-of-a-kind designs for Historic Bethabara Park’s gift shop.