The Oldest Moravian Village In North Carolina Is A Tiny Town You’ll Want To Spend More Time In

North Carolina is home to some fascinating historical villages including the oldest continuously inhabited Moravian village in the southern United States. The Moravian Church is more than 500 years old and began in Bohemia and Moravia in what is now the Czech Republic. In 1759, the planned community that became Bethania was laid out on 500 acres in what is now North Carolina.

The Visitors Center in Bethania is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.

As a mere point of reference, Bethania is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Winston-Salem, 90 miles north of Charlotte, 150 miles east of Asheville, and 250 miles west of Wilmington. Find your fastest route by accessing the Google Map here.