Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites has year-round member events and activities. Visit our page and share your experience around Bethlehem's rich history.
Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. is a non-profit organization that makes history relevant to the present times. Come celebrate the past and hear the stories of the people who helped shape the culture of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and beyond. Our museums and historic sites present remarkable stories about our unique and curious town and its people. Join us for historic walks through downtown Bethlehem, the Colonial Industrial Quarter,or the Old Moravian Cemetery. Take a Segway tour of our town, see the sparks fly in our Blacksmith Shop, spend time at our "farm" in the city at Burnside Plantation. Visitors of all ages are invited to open our doors and step inside to experience three centuries of history. Go back in time with living history programs, special exhibits, lectures, and experience the Blueberry Festival.
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Who else is ready for tomorrow's Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Event? Join us at 6:00 PM tomorro...
06/11/2020

Who else is ready for tomorrow's Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Event? Join us at 6:00 PM tomorrow to explore the gracious home and outdoor living space of Tom and Chris Motamed, the charming gardens of Historic District homeowners, Paige Van Wirt and Tim Shannon, as well as the custom designed pond and gardens of Fountain Hill residents Barry Pell and Paul Mackerer.

Tickets are still available for this celebration of gardens and green space in the Lehigh Valley, purchase yours now: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/rooms-to-view-virtual-ticket/

Photo by Scott Piccotti.

06/11/2020
Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood - Episode 60

In the sixtieth episode of Bag Lunch, a digital lunchtime talk, Ilene Wood, Handbag Collector and Historian, continues to share handbags she has added to her collection since the start of the quarantine. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites in conjunction with the PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History exhibition.

We hope that you enjoyed learning more with Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood! Please consider supporting programs like this at HBMS! https://historicbethlehem.org/support/donate/

06/10/2020

In the fifty-ninth episode of Bag Lunch, a digital lunchtime talk, Ilene Wood, Handbag Collector and Historian, shares handbags she has added to her collection since the start of the quarantine. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites in conjunction with the PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History exhibition.

We hope that you enjoyed learning more with Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood! Please consider supporting programs like this at HBMS! https://historicbethlehem.org/support/donate/

We are two days away from our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Event! Join us on Friday, June 12 at...
06/10/2020

We are two days away from our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Event! Join us on Friday, June 12 at 6:00 PM for virtual tours of some of the Lehigh Valley's most exclusive and enchanting outdoor spaces along with appetizers with the Historic Hotel Bethlehem (today is your last day to order for Friday pickup!), wine from Boos Rock Winery, and a signature cocktail from Black River Farms. Tickets are still available for this exclusive event, and they include even more tours and demos to be released on June 19! Purchase now: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/rooms-to-view-virtual-ticket/

HBMS would like to thank our 2020 Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Sponsors!Presenting Sponsor: Quadrant...
06/09/2020

HBMS would like to thank our 2020 Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Quadrant Private Wealth
Premier Sponsor: Argyle Capital Management
Innovation Sponsor: ASR Media Productions

Virtual Production Sponsors: Dvmyrs Creative, Lincoln Kaar, Picture the Market by Barri Riley, Ris Productions, and Scott Piccotti
Major Sponsors: lehighvalleylive.com, The Morning Call, Network Magazine, and Scott Rothenberger's PLACE
Garden Sponsors: Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., Carol C. Dorey Real Estate, Inc., OneGroup Insurance, and Lewis Brothers
Demonstration Sponsors: Christmas City Printing and Tri Outdoor, Inc.
Patron Sponsors: JLL, Moravian Village of Bethlehem, Shafer Construction, LLC, Worthington and Shagen Custom Builder, and Blair Custom Homes Inc
Business Partners: Edwards Business Systems
Friend: Creative Landscapes, Inc, Lincoln W. Ernst Landscaping, LLC, and Ruhmel Contracting Inc, B&B Custom Pools

Last Chance! Enjoy a glass, or two, of wine with us during the Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Eve...
06/09/2020

Last Chance! Enjoy a glass, or two, of wine with us during the Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Event this Friday at 6:00 PM! Boos Rock Winery will be presenting a virtual wine tasting with their 2014 Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon and more! Their wines are available to preorder and pickup from our online store so you can enjoy along with us on Friday night! Your last chance to pre-order food and beverages for pickup before Friday is now through tomorrow before 11 am - don't wait! Purchase now: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/rooms-to-view/

06/09/2020

In the fifty-eighth episode of Bag Lunch, a digital lunchtime talk, Ilene Wood, Handbag Collector and Historian, shares handbags she has added to her collection since the start of the quarantine. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites in conjunction with the PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History exhibition.

We hope that you enjoyed learning more with Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood! Please consider supporting programs like this at HBMS! https://historicbethlehem.org/support/donate/

06/09/2020
Lehigh Valley with Love

Welcome #BacktoBethlehem! Our Visitor Center & Museum Store is now open for the following hours:
Wednesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Thursday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Friday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Saturday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

We look forward to seeing you!

We're proud to present our video for the #BacktoBethlehem Campaign!

Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce, Heart of Bethlehem, SouthSide Arts District and Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley of Bethlehem have come together to launch the #BacktoBethlehem campaign as their counties move to the Yellow Phase.

This campaign is all about preparing both the merchants and the community for getting back to business. "We want to make sure our business community is equipped with all the information and supplies they need in order to safely re-open." said Tammy Wendling, Downtown Bethlehem Association Manager.

In addition to making sure merchants are ready, Missy Hartney, Southside Arts District Downtown Manager says "it's extremely important to make sure the community knows what expectations there will be for them as customers as well as making them feel comfortable with coming back out to support these small businesses."

Bethlehem merchants have been asked to take the Vow of the Valley, launched by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Those who sign the online vow, will receive a "Back to Bethlehem" graphic to use on social media and their website. This will let the community know these businesses took a pledge to protect their health and safety during this re-opening phase.

In addition to the Vow of the Valley, this task force partnered with Lehigh Valley with Love Media to create a video encouraging the community to come out and support Bethlehem businesses in the yellow phase.

As seen in the video, DLP Real Estate Capital and South Carolina based, SC Health generously donated 10,000 masks to the Bethlehem business community to ensure the safety of both employees and customers.

For more information on this campaign and to take the Vow of the Valley visit : https://www.lehighvalleychamber.org/backtobethlehem.html

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Coming this Friday during our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour live streaming event is a featured cockta...
06/08/2020

Coming this Friday during our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour live streaming event is a featured cocktail from Black River Farms! Join in on the fun during the event at home with your own cocktail of choice with spirits from their new WarDog collection. Be sure to mention HBMS 2020 when you place your order and a portion of the sale will be donated to HBMS! See the selection and order now: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/brf-wardog-spirits/

06/08/2020

In the fifty-seventh episode of Bag Lunch, a digital lunchtime talk, Ilene Wood, Handbag Collector and Historian, shares handbags from her collection that are customized. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites in conjunction with the PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History exhibition.

We hope that you enjoyed learning more with Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood! Please consider supporting programs like this at HBMS! https://historicbethlehem.org/support/donate/

As a part of our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Event this coming Friday, June 12 we will have a ...
06/07/2020

As a part of our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Event this coming Friday, June 12 we will have a demo from Chef Michael Adams at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem! Chef Adams will guide you through a tasting of appetizers such as Miso Mustard Chicken Satay. You can follow along with the tasting at home by purchasing the appetizer selection in our online store and safe pickup before the event. Check out the online store for more information and to purchase: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/food/

Check out Black River Farms new WarDog Spirits collection as a part of the Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden T...
06/06/2020

Check out Black River Farms new WarDog Spirits collection as a part of the Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour live streaming event on June 12! They have provided a selection of vodka, gin, moonshine, rum, and more! Order now and be sure to mention HBMS2020 so that part of the proceeds will go to HBMS! Order: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/brf-wardog-spirits/

SNEAK PEEK: Get a first look at some of the incredible outdoor rooms and gardens on our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Ro...
06/05/2020

SNEAK PEEK: Get a first look at some of the incredible outdoor rooms and gardens on our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour! Head over to our website to watch the videos and purchase your virtual tour ticket! Watch here: https://historicbethlehem.org/rooms-to-view-house-tour-2/

Coming tomorrow: Your first look at the Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour! We'll be sharing sneak peek vi...
06/04/2020

Coming tomorrow: Your first look at the Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour! We'll be sharing sneak peek videos for you to get a taste of the tour, including the pool and gardens of Mary Ann and Michael Hilton of 18th Hole in Saucon Valley! Stay tuned to our social media and website for the videos.

06/04/2020

In the fifty-sixth episode of Bag Lunch, a digital lunchtime talk, Ilene Wood, Handbag Collector and Historian, continues with needlepoint handbags from her collection featuring people. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites in conjunction with the PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History exhibition.

We hope that you enjoyed learning more with Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood! Please consider supporting programs like this at HBMS! https://historicbethlehem.org/support/donate/

Did you know that Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites now has an online store? We do! And we're offering 25% off our sign...
06/03/2020

Did you know that Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites now has an online store? We do! And we're offering 25% off our signature liquid hand soap and lotion with the discount code: 25OffHBMS

Both the soap and lotion have a lovely herbal scent with notes of rosemary, cedar and thyme and can be purchased on our online store with easy curbside pickup at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts!

Your purchase in the HBMS online store helps preserve 20 historic sites in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Soap: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/hbms-hand-soap-16-oz/

Lotion: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/hbms-body-lotion-16-oz/

Photo by Littlewing Studio Photography

06/03/2020

In the fifty-fifth episode of Bag Lunch, a digital lunchtime talk, Ilene Wood, Handbag Collector and Historian, continues with contemporary needlepoint handbags from her collection. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites in conjunction with the PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History exhibition.

We hope that you enjoyed learning more with Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood! Please consider supporting programs like this at HBMS! https://historicbethlehem.org/support/donate/

If you have purchased your Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour already you have received early access to ou...
06/03/2020

If you have purchased your Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour already you have received early access to our selection of original artwork from Lehigh Valley artists for sale in our online store that doesn't open to the public until Friday. If you haven't purchased your ticket yet, what are you waiting for? In addition to the first chance at the artwork you will also receive access to our Live Event on June 12 and full series of home and garden tours and demos released on June 19. Purchase your tickets now: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/rooms-to-view-virtual-ticket/ Artwork by Roey Ebert.

We are just 4 days away from the launch of the artwork exclusive to Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour in ...
06/02/2020

We are just 4 days away from the launch of the artwork exclusive to Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour in our online store! This piece by Sandra Corpora will be available alongside many others from Lehigh Valley artists. Want to secure your artwork before it goes public? Purchase your virtual tour ticket and you will get early access to the artwork! Purchase here: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/rooms-to-view-virtual-ticket/

Our volunteers have been working hard in the gardens at Burnside Plantation! Harvested produce has been delivered to the...
06/02/2020

Our volunteers have been working hard in the gardens at Burnside Plantation! Harvested produce has been delivered to the New Bethany Meal Center, and organization they will be supporting throughout the 2020 harvest season. Thank you volunteers!

06/02/2020

In the fifty-fourth episode of Bag Lunch, a digital lunchtime talk, Ilene Wood, Handbag Collector and Historian, continues with floral needlepoint handbags from her collection. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites in conjunction with the PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History exhibition.

We hope that you enjoyed learning more with Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood! Please consider supporting programs like this at HBMS! https://historicbethlehem.org/support/donate/

06/01/2020
Scott Piccotti Drone Footage

Check out what Scott Piccotti has been using to capture footage of this beautiful space landscaped by Scott Rothenberger of PLACE for our @Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour!

06/01/2020

In the fifty-third episode of Bag Lunch, a digital lunchtime talk, Ilene Wood, Handbag Collector and Historian, continues with needlepoint handbags that are eccentrically large. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites in conjunction with the PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History exhibition.

We hope that you enjoyed learning more with Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood! Please consider supporting programs like this at HBMS! https://historicbethlehem.org/support/donate/

Enjoy fantastic wine from Boos Rock Winery during our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Streaming Ev...
05/31/2020

Enjoy fantastic wine from Boos Rock Winery during our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Streaming Event on June 12! They will be walking you through a virtual tasting so be sure to join in on the fun by ordering your own bottle - part of the proceeds benefit HBMS! Order now: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/boos-rock-winery/

Featured during our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Event on June 12 are the gardens of Barry Pell...
05/30/2020

Featured during our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour Live Event on June 12 are the gardens of Barry Pell and Paul Mackerer in Fountain Hill! Enjoy these gardens and more alongside a demo with Historic Hotel Bethlehem, wine tasting from Boos Rock Winery, and a signature cocktail from Black River Farms. Items to enjoy food and drinks along with us during the Live Event are available for purchase in our online store now: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/rooms-to-view/

Have you seen our brand new online store yet? Shop Visitor Center & Museum Store favorites alongside planters, home deco...
05/29/2020

Have you seen our brand new online store yet? Shop Visitor Center & Museum Store favorites alongside planters, home decor, and food and drinks to participate in our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour demos! Shop now: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/

05/29/2020

In the fifty-second episode of Bag Lunch, a digital lunchtime talk, Ilene Wood, Handbag Collector and Historian, continues with her collection of contemporary needlepoint handbags. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites in conjunction with the PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History exhibition.

We hope that you enjoyed learning more with Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood! Please consider supporting programs like this at HBMS! https://historicbethlehem.org/support/donate/

05/29/2020

In the fifty-first episode of Bag Lunch, a digital lunchtime talk, Ilene Wood, Handbag Collector and Historian, continues with her collection of needlepoint handbags and those designed exclusively for Women’s Day magazine. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites in conjunction with the PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History exhibition.

We hope that you enjoyed learning more with Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood! Please consider supporting programs like this at HBMS! https://historicbethlehem.org/support/donate/

Treat yourself to  viewing the finest estates, outdoor rooms and gardens in our community. Tickets are limited. We hope ...
05/29/2020

Treat yourself to viewing the finest estates, outdoor rooms and gardens in our community. Tickets are limited. We hope to see you there.

This fabulous barn is part of the gardens and outdoor rooms of Chris and Tom Motamed in Saucon Valley! See it during the live streaming event for the Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour on June 12! Tickets are available now: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/rooms-to-view-virtual-ticket/

Photo by Tom Crane

This fabulous barn is part of the gardens and outdoor rooms of Chris and Tom Motamed in Saucon Valley! See it during the...
05/28/2020

This fabulous barn is part of the gardens and outdoor rooms of Chris and Tom Motamed in Saucon Valley! See it during the live streaming event for the Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour on June 12! Tickets are available now: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/rooms-to-view-virtual-ticket/

Photo by Tom Crane

We are happy to have the gardens of Carol Dorey and John Berseth of The Hollow in Springtown as a part of our Rooms to V...
05/27/2020

We are happy to have the gardens of Carol Dorey and John Berseth of The Hollow in Springtown as a part of our Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour this year! Their beautiful outdoor spaces will be shown off during the Virtual Video Tour released on June 19. Purchase your ticket now to get access to the tour and demos on June 19 as well as our kick off Live Event on June 12! Purchase here: https://store.historicbethlehem.org/rooms-to-view-virtual-ticket/

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505 Main St
Bethlehem, PA
18018

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Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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(610) 691-6055

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Martin Tower was imploded nearly a year ago. Here’s what the site looks like now. Click this link:
I went scuba diving under the historic Hill To Hill Bridge in order to perform my first of many river clean ups in this area.
In the garden at KMDA...
Can't wait!
Thank you everyone for a REALLY GREAT day today despite the dreadful rain & wind. Our Walking Tour Guide was superb; everyone was super friendly and we even found some treasures at the Moravian Busy Bee Ladies' Flea Market. Love you all! Ruth & Frans from NC
Happy New Year !
We were planning to come and do either the Christmas Stroll and the Bethlehem by Night Bus Tour, but are these too similar to make doing both worth it? Thank you!
Thank you Mary and the whole staff of volunteers at Apple Days Burnside Plantation. Despite the weather Jessie's Corner Clay connected with wonderful new customers. The venue is so beautiful and the event so focused on family fun. The music was fantastic and OH those desserts!
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