Historic Bethabara Park
Historic Bethabara, a National Historic Landmark, is the 1753 site of the first Moravian settlement in North Carolina. Historic Bethabara Park encompasses 183 acres and is operationally supported and administered by the City of Winston-Salem, Recreation & Parks Department. Ownership of Park land includes the Moravian Church, the City of Winston-Salem, Historic Bethabara Park, Inc., and the State of North Carolina. Property and historic buildings contained in the designated historic district are owned by the Moravian Church and leased to the trustees of Historic Bethabara Park, Inc. for oversight.
It is the successful public-private partnership of the above entities that enables Historic Bethabara Park to preserve community history, educate and provide recreation for the citizens of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, and play a significant role in heritage tourism for the state of North Carolina.What people are saying about Historic Bethabara Park:
"A truly historic location which goes all the way back to the founding of this area by the Moravians. It has been well preserved and restored. A nice and quiet place to just relax, walk around, and take photos."
"Excellent (free) events for the entire family. Beautiful grounds and historical structures. Friendly and knowledgeable staff!"
"I love this place! It's an old Moravian village. It's a grassy place with remnants of structures sprinkled here and there. The atmosphere is very tranquil. Gift shop sells ceramics, paper star earrings, Moravian cookies, etc."
"This was the first Moravian settlement before Old Salem was built. There's a visitor's center with friendly staff. The gift shop also has crafts made by locals. The buildings are very cute. Touring the grounds is free."
"This Historic park is easy to find and offers both vintage Moravian buildings, beautiful gardens and several walking paths. We explored "God's Acre" trail this time and what a delightful place. "
" I like to go here at the change of the seasons to see the changes in nature. It is usually quiet and serene and this makes me feel one with nature. Love this place and hope it never changes. Lots of history here too."
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