Walk through history as we guide you to things to learn, places to discover, and events that help connect us to our rich heritage.
Volunteer open house events coming to HBMS. Learn more today!
HBMS is proud to offer a wide variety of museum exhibitions including "Unspun: Stories of Silk" and past popular programs like our "Let's Play" classic toys show. Our exhibits offer a unique look into Bethlehem's history from the Colonial days to the present.View All
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is home to more than 60,000 artifacts, including textiles, prints, furniture, toys, tools, and books. Our collections help us share Bethlehem's history and bring stories to life.View All
We are delighted to incorporate Culture Connect as our partner in our mission. Through this association, we look forward to bringing together people, institutions, and countries in cultural sector to uncover our collaborative and international potential.Learn More
Students can explore Bethlehem’s rich history through educational and hands-on programs at Historic Bethlehem, all aligned to the standards of Pennsylvania. Visit the oldest building in Bethlehem, visit a farm, take a Bethlehem Steel site tour, get creative, and learn about this region’s past.Learn More
Learn more about our most popular programs, educational and research opportunities, school tours, site visits, access to our archives, and much more here.
HBMS offers a wide range of programs for history buffs, families, gardeners and collectors and more. Among our most popular offerings are Free Sundays at the Museums; Saturdays at Burnside; You Point, We Pick at Burnside Colonial Garden; and Blacksmithing 101.
Yes! Historic Bethlehem offers exciting, relevant, educational, and hands-on programs for students — all linked to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s standards. We also offer remote learning opportunities.
We are happy to assist with any research inquiries. You are welcome to schedule a personal consultation with our Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Brett Peters, to receive help with questions related to Historic Bethlehem, the Moravians, related topics or genealogical research.
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