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Join us the first Saturday of each month for a tour of the Johnson Barn and Hass Barn as part of...
Join us the first Saturday of each month for a tour of the Johnson Barn and Hass Barn as part of our Saturdays at Burnside programming. You’re invited to explore the history of each special rustic structure at our “farm in the city” — a part of the Moravian community since 1748.
The Johnson Barn, a bank barn typical of the mid-19th century, was built to increase storage. Farmers would drive their grain wagons up the ramp, or bank, to the threshing floor. A stable is on the barn’s lower level.
The Haas Barn is a smaller example of a mid-1800s bank barn. Today, it is used as a children’s activity center for Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites.
The historic farm along the Monocacy Creek that was established in 1748 by Moravians James and Mary Burnside. The grounds feature the original farmhouse, barns and buildings dating to the mid-1800s.
Don’t miss all the other exciting activities on Saturdays at Burnside — like nature walks, storytime, and hands-on history lessons
Activities are presented from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of the month. See the schedule of activities below.
Volunteer at Burnside: We need you to help tell our amazing stories. Please get in touch with Keith Sten firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about volunteer opportunities at Burnside.
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