Walk through history as we guide you to things to learn, places to discover, and events that help connect us to our rich heritage.
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At Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, we are passionate about preserving 20 notable historic sites that each carry their own unique stories of the past. Our dedicated team works to restore, educate, and deeply understand the cultural heritage of these breathtaking structures alongside our ambition to gain World Heritage Site status.View All
Plan your memorable and unique experience in Historic Bethlehem — a National Historic Landmark — located in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Let us help you create a visit that is customized to your interests, time frame, and budget with a custom tour for your group, family members, wedding parties, clubs, or corporate teams.
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Explore living history at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, and step onto the grounds of the 18th-century Moravian settlers. On your visit you can experience a collection of historic sites, see Blacksmiths in action, chat with guides in Colonial costumes, and attend engaging programs. Make a plan today to make your getaway extra special. Top off your historical journey with guided walking tours for an immersive experience. The Historic District is open daily. Our museums are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment.
Gather your loved ones to make memories to last a lifetime. Our unique selection of museums, historic buildings, and spectacular gardens will transform your event into a truly extraordinary experience. From corporate meetings and presentations with AV capabilities to elegant cocktail receptions or casual gatherings — your friends, family, and associates will be talking about your celebration for years to come.
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Welcome to Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites! Whether you are visiting us for the first time or have been here before, we are thrilled to have you. Our special spaces are designed to provide the fullest possible access for all visitors. Here you will find everything you need to explore the rich history and culture of the Historic District. We hope you enjoy your visit and find many unique ways to immerse yourself in the past. Thank you for stopping by!View Map
We are dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich history of Bethlehem - from its Colonial Moravian settlement to its industrial growth and expansion. As part of this mission, we offer educational programs, events, visits, and tours that allow everyone to experience the fascinating history of Bethlehem. Here you will find answers to some of the most common questions about all of these experiences. We are looking forward to helping you discover this incredible history!
Our Hours of Operation change throughout the year, based on the season. Guests should note that many sites are available to be booked for custom private tours by appointment outside of these hours. Any questions may be directed to our Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center at 1.800.360.TOUR.
Tickets for most museums, sites, and walking tours may be purchased either online, at the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, or upon your arrival at the site. Sites that require custom private tours will need to be booked in advance through our Special Events & Site Rental Coordinator. To arrange a custom tour please call 610-882-0450 x13.
Visitors can walk through Historic Downtown Bethlehem, the Hoover-Mason Trestle at SteelStacks, and the grounds of Burnside Plantation and the Colonial Industrial Quarter without a tour guide. Tours are given on weekends and by appointment. Self-guided visitors will benefit from resources such as The Historic Bethlehem Guidebook, available for purchase at the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center at 505 Main Street.
From Philadelphia: Take the PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (Route 476) to the Allentown exit and get onto Route 22 East. Take the Bethlehem, Route 378 South exit. Take the Center City exit and turn left onto 3rd Street. At the light, turn left onto Broad Street. Once across the bridge, take a right onto Main Street. The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is about halfway down Main Street on the right, opposite Market Street.
From the Poconos: Take Route 33 South to Route 22 West. Take the Bethlehem, Route 378 South exit. Take the Center City exit and turn left onto 3rd Street. At the light, turn left onto Broad Street. Once across the bridge, take a right onto Main Street. The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is about halfway down Main Street on the right, opposite Market Street.
From NYC: Take I-78 West to Exit 67, Hellertown/Bethlehem. Turn right onto Main Street/Route 412 North. Continue following Route 412 North for 2 miles. Turn right onto the Minsi Trail Bridge/Stefko Blvd. Turn left at the first light onto Market Street. The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is at the end of Market Street.
From Harrisburg: Take I-81 North to Exit 89, I-78 East toward Allentown. Drive 50 miles and take the Route 22 East exit. Take the Route 378 South/Bethlehem exit. Take the Center City exit and turn left onto 3rd Street. At the light, turn left onto Broad Street. Once across the bridge, take a right onto Main Street. The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is about halfway down Main Street on the right, opposite Market Street.
Maps and directions to our other sites can be found at the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center.
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