"These rich and fertile lands. . ."

Welcome to Bethania


Begin your visit at the Historic Bethania Visitor Center on the south end of Main Street, just off Bethania Road. The Visitor Center museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10-4pm. Admission is free.  A photographic exhibit of the history of Bethania and Wachovia is on display and public restrooms are available. The restored 18th century Wolff-Moser House is open for tours during Visitor Center hours. Read More…

Bethania Walking Tour

spot-WalkingA National Historic Landmark, the town of Bethania is the only know existing Germanic-type Linear Agriculture village in the South. A self-directed tour map is available in the Visitor Center or here for download. Take a leisurely walk down Main Street, and see the carefully preserved  and restored homes and stores. Most of Bethania’s historic homes are private residences, so please be respectful on your journey.

Hiking Trails

spot-TrailsBethania’s conservancy-protected lands include four hiking trails through verdant forests and preserved farmlands. The Black Walnut Bottoms Trail is a 1.4 mile trail that begins beside Alpha Chapel and extends through Black Walnut Bottoms forest and farmlands areas.  The 0.7 mile Graveyard Trail begins in the Mill Shoppes parking lot and loops behind God’s Acre. The 0.8 mile Orchard Trail begins at Bethania-Rural Hall Rd. and loops through the Old Orchards preserved lands. Reuter Trail, at 1.42 miles, includes a forest walk, and a loop that borders Muddy Creek. Trail maps are available at each trailhead, or download here.