Historic Bethabara Park

Scenes from Bethabara Park

Park Information

Grounds, gardens and trails open free of charge all day, all year.

Visitor Center and Exhibit Buildings open for guided tours

April 3 - December 13
Closed Thanksgiving Day

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pricing for Tours

Adults $4; Children $1

Tour Information

Group tours for 15 or more people available by appointment. To schedule, contact Diana Overbey at 336-924-8191 or email .



2147 Bethabara Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Director: Samantha Smith, samanthas@cityofws.org

Education Director: Diana Overbey,

Special Events Coordinator:
Anne Marie Bass

Quick links: Special Events | Maps | About Bethabara

Begin your visit to Winston Salem at the place where it all began.

Visit Historic Bethabara Park for an imaginative journey to the Carolina back country, over 260 years into the past, where a small group of Moravians settled a religious village and trade center.

Historic Bethabara Park is the site of the earliest Moravian settlement in the Piedmont, established in 1753. The park is nestled in a picturesque 183-acre wildlife preserve with 126 species of birds.

The site features the oldest standing Church with attached residence in North America, active archaeological sites, a reconstructed colonial village, French and Indian War palisade fort, and a Community and Medicinal Garden. 

To learn more about the site, visit the Edwin L. Stockton Visitor Center where you can meet costumed interpreters and watch an informative video about the settlement of Bethabara. In the Visitor Center you will also find our gift shop stocked with well-priced books on Moravian and colonial history and high quality, hand-crafted Moravian, colonial, and natural history treasures and mementos.

Care for a hike? Explore several miles of diverse nature trails, visit the archaeological site of the Bethabara Mill, and observe wildlife from an observation dock over the beaver pond. Spot otters, mink, foxes, deer, and woodchucks.

We welcome you to discover this 264-year-old communal experiment on the frontier, now a National Historic Landmark.


Bethabara is the 1753 site of the First Moravian settlement in North Carolina

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