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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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. Group tours/custom tours provide access to our historic sites on your timetable!
* Note: While less than 4 people can take a custom tour, we have a 4-person minimum charge for group/custom tours
Explore the 1741 Gemeinhaus, a National Historic Landmark, and the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem to learn how the Moravians established their community in Bethlehem. Tour a 1752-era Apothecary for a look at a 1700s-era pharmacy. Visit the 1744/52 Single Sisters’ House and the 1758 Nain-Schober House, the only existing 18th-century structure built and lived in by the Native Peoples in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Gaze at the petite wonders of one of the largest antique dollhouse collections in the country, plus extraordinary paintings, furniture, and other historic decorative art pieces at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts. Explore some of the treasures of Historic Bethlehem’s collection with an Exclusive-Access Collections Vault Tour. Ideal for small groups! Limited space available.
Visit the Colonial Industrial Quarter, the site where Moravian crafts and manufacturing flourished in the 18th century. Discover the 1762 Waterworks, a National Historic Landmark and America’s first pumped municipal water system. Private blacksmithing demonstrations in the Smithy are available for groups.
Stroll the grounds of the 1748 – 1848 Burnside Plantation, the 6 1/2-acre “Farm in the City.” Experience the workings of this 18th-century farm and see one of only two operating high horse-powered wheels in the United States.
Sit back and enjoy this historical ride! A certified guide in 1700s-era Moravian dress will lead your group through the national Historic Landmark District while sharing stories of Bethlehem’s Moravian beginnings. Allow at least one hour for bus tours. Note: We provide the guide but do not provide the bus.
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