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Discover Bethlehem’s History in Fun-Filled Family Adventures with “What About the Kids?” Tours

October 31st, 2023

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites launches two new kid-friendly tours.

BETHLEHEM, PA., October 25, 2023– Museums are not just for grown-ups! Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is thrilled to introduce two exciting new family tours, tailored especially for our youngest explorers. “What About the Kids?” tours offer engaging and interactive experiences that combine learning with play, ensuring a delightful journey through Bethlehem’s rich history.

WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS? A TOUR OF THE MORAVIAN MUSEUM WITH THINGS FOR YOUNG HANDS TO DO

Ever wondered what life was like for kids in Bethlehem during the 1700s? Now, families can find out firsthand with our “What About the Kids?” Museum Tour. This immersive experience takes children on an adventure through the Moravian Museum, where they’ll learn about the daily lives of children in early Moravian Bethlehem. From interactive exhibits to hands-on activities, this tour promises a delightful blend of education and fun. Parents and guardians can watch their little historians immerse themselves in the past, all while engaging their minds and busy hands.

Tour Highlights

Fun Stories: Find out what birthday parties were like for young Moravian children, hear unusual musical instruments, and find out what types of journeys children took in the 1700s, when they couldn’t just hop on a plane!

Hands-on Activities: From colonial dress up to quill pen writing to making stove tile rubbings, children will participate in activities that bring history to life in a way that resonates with young learners.

Engaging Guides: Our knowledgeable guides are experts in making history accessible and entertaining for young minds.

WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS? A WALKING TOUR OF BETHLEHEM FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO JUMP, SKIP & RUN

For families looking to explore Bethlehem while keeping their children entertained, our “What About the Kids?” Walking Tour is the perfect choice. This interactive journey through Bethlehem’s historic streets combines the thrill of exploration with fascinating stories from the past. Designed for families with active children, this tour encourages kids to jump, skip, and run their way through the city’s history, making learning an adventure.

Tour Highlights

Active Learning: Children explore various historical sites, engaging in activities that allow them to burn off energy while discovering Bethlehem’s heritage. Enjoy i-spy and hands-on artifact show and tell.

Stroller-Friendly: This tour is carefully crafted to be accessible for families with strollers, ensuring that even the tiniest travelers can join in the fun.

Entertaining Guides: Our friendly guides transform historical facts into captivating tales.

Whether your family enjoys museum adventures or prefers exploring the great outdoors, “What About the Kids?” tours promise an unforgettable blend of education and entertainment. Discover Bethlehem’s history in a way that will leave both kids and adults with lasting memories.

TOUR DETAILS

What About the Kids? A Tour of the Moravian Museum with Things for Young Hands to Do

When: Every Sunday at 2 pm

Where: The Moravian Museum of Bethlehem (66 W. Church St, Bethlehem)

Who: Good for everyone ages 5+

Tickets and Info: historicbethlehem.org or 610-882-0450. Tour is free with museum admission.

What About the Kids? A Walking Tour of Bethlehem for People Who Like to Jump, Skip & Run

When: Every Saturday at 11 am

Where: The Visitor Center (505 Main St, Bethlehem)

Who: Good for everyone from ages 2+. Kids under 5 are free.

Tickets and Info: historicbethlehem.org or 610-882-0450.

The What About the Kids? tours are funded by the Zug Endowment Fund.

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites (HBMS) is a not-for-profit institution that brings to life three centuries of American history. HBMS tells the story of a town of great influence. It is home to some of our nation’s early settlers, the first pumped municipal water system in the American colonies, and one of the world’s greatest industrial companies. Bethlehem is located in eastern Pennsylvania, an hour’s drive north from Philadelphia and 2 hours west of New York City. Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and part of a National Historic Landmark District — a designated site on the US World Heritage Tentative List. HBMS is proud to be a part of the effort to bring World Heritage Site status to Historic Moravian Church Settlements—Bethlehem along with Herrnhut, Germany and Gracehill, Northern Ireland/UK.

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