Bethlehem Cave and Nativity Museum

Bethlehem Cave and Nativity Museum The Bethlehem Cave is a replica of the cave where Jesus was born as it appears in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Includes over 400 Nativity sets

Just added a new gallery wall.

Just added a new gallery wall.



Blown away by this Nativity scene rock stack on our beach

Rock stack by: Juan Cisneros


Guided tours Dec. 26-30 at 2 PM daily. No reservations required.

Bethlehem Cave and Nativity Museum's cover photo

Bethlehem Cave and Nativity Museum's cover photo


Just received a donation of 600 Nativities. Visit us this Christmas season to view a selection of new Nativities on display.


Breakfast in Bethlehem date is set for Dec. 8, 2018. Mark your calendar! Details to follow.


Guided tours are offered for two more days without reservations. Tours start at 2:00 Dec. 29 and 30. No fee, donations are accepted.


Tomorrow begins our guided tours, open to the public, at 2:00 everyday through Dec. 30. Bring your family and friends! No fee, donations accepted.

The flame from Bethlehem.

The flame from Bethlehem.

Peace Light in the Bethlehem Cave


Taking reservations now for Breakfast in Bethlehem. Includes guided tour, continental breakfast, scavenger hunt through hundreds of Nativity sets, and “make and take” activities in the Bethlehem market. December 2, 9:00-12:00. Email [email protected]


There is no charge for tours. Donations are accepted.


Guided tours daily December 26-30 at 2:00. Free and open to the public.


Guided tours are open to the public - Dec. 28-30 at 2:00 daily.


Visit the Bethlehem Cave and Marketplace

Visit a replica of the cave where Jesus was born, experience the Bethlehem marketplace as it might have been during the time of Jesus, and view hundreds of nativities from all over the world. An event for all ages at Nativity of the Lord Jesus Catholic Church, 2425 Myersville Rd., Akron on December 13, 2014 from 10-12. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 11. Register by calling 330-699-5086 between 9-4 weekdays or email [email protected]. Please submit your name, number of participants, ages of children and contact information (phone number or email address). Free admission.

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The "Bethlehem Experience", as an educational part of the tours for school and youth groups, will be offered during the weeks of December 2-15. There will be limited spaces available for this event. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.


An educational "Bethlehem Experience" will be offered to school and youth groups again this fall. There will be limited spaces available. More information to follow. If interested, please post to this page.


Bethlehem Cave and Nativity Museum
Guided tours available to the public at 2:00 daily Dec. 26, 2013 through Dec. 30, 2013. Tours are also available throughout the year by reservation.


The Friends of the Creche National Convention will be held in Cleveland October 17-19. Our Bethlehem Cave and Nativity Museum is an optional event available to convention attendees on Oct. 16. Bus transportation will be provided. After the tour of the Bethlehem Cave, lunch will be served at Nativity church, then participants will be taken to a private collection of nativities where a dollhouse collection can also be viewed.


Last day of the Christmas season guided tours - 2:00 today!


Guided tours


2425 Myersville Rd
Akron, OH

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 16:00 - 18:00
Sunday 08:00 - 12:00


(330) 699-5086


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