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.
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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.

Operating as usual

05/07/2021

Visit with Mrs. Burnside at Burnside Plantation with County Of Lehigh!

Looking for a fun Mother’s Day activity? Bring your mom to our new Art At Home exhibit on view in the Kemerer Museum of ...
05/07/2021
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Looking for a fun Mother’s Day activity? Bring your mom to our new Art At Home exhibit on view in the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts for a day of family fun from 1-4pm! HBMS has sold over 600+ pieces of artwork from local artists over the past few decades, and some of this artwork has been loaned back to the museum to be featured in the Art At Home exhibit! Art At Home showcases artwork from the local community, an exhibition with art created by Bucks County’s Jim Lukens, and more! For more information, visit https://historicbethlehem.org/collections/exhibits/art-at-home/. You can pre-purchase your tickets online, and come celebrate Mother’s Day with us by seeing some incredible artwork from the Bethlehem community and beyond in our brand new Art At Home exhibit.

Outdoor Preview PartyFriday, June 115:00-8:00 PMBurnside Plantation1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA*Uber drop-off available at the Burnside Plantation parking lot*Enjoy a safe social distanced gathering at...

Thank you to everyone who came out this evening. We can't wait to host again in June! #TunesAtTwilight #bethlehempa
05/06/2021

Thank you to everyone who came out this evening. We can't wait to host again in June! #TunesAtTwilight #bethlehempa

Looking for something fun to do this evening? Stop down at the Goundie Garden behind the Goundie House for LIVE music. X...
05/06/2021

Looking for something fun to do this evening? Stop down at the Goundie Garden behind the Goundie House for LIVE music. Xplorer Spirits and Cave Brewing will be pouring till 8pm.

Looking for something fun to do this evening? Stop down at the Goundie Garden behind the Goundie House for LIVE music. Xplorer Spirits and Cave Brewing will be pouring till 8pm.

Thank Mom this Mother’s Day by giving her an extra special gift! Shop our curated gift sets including the “Teatime for M...
05/06/2021

Thank Mom this Mother’s Day by giving her an extra special gift! Shop our curated gift sets including the “Teatime for Mom,” which includes a mug with Harney & Sons peppermint tea, and “I Love You Berry Much,” which includes a strawberry basil shrub, chocolate strawberry sauce and strawberry tea towel. Stop in at our Visitor Center & Museum Store to view our carefully sourced handcrafted goods from vendors across the Lehigh Valley. Shop in-person on Main street or online with convenient in-store and curbside pickup! Learn more: https://historicbethlehem.org/visit/shop/

Thank Mom this Mother’s Day by giving her an extra special gift! Shop our curated gift sets including the “Teatime for Mom,” which includes a mug with Harney & Sons peppermint tea, and “I Love You Berry Much,” which includes a strawberry basil shrub, chocolate strawberry sauce and strawberry tea towel. Stop in at our Visitor Center & Museum Store to view our carefully sourced handcrafted goods from vendors across the Lehigh Valley. Shop in-person on Main street or online with convenient in-store and curbside pickup! Learn more: https://historicbethlehem.org/visit/shop/

In town tonight? Check out Tunes at Twilight in the Goundie Garden with Tim Harakal!
05/06/2021

In town tonight? Check out Tunes at Twilight in the Goundie Garden with Tim Harakal!

Join us on May 6 as we kick off Tunes at Twilight!

Be sure to check out:
Edge Restaurant: Billy Bauer Band
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites: Tim Harakal
Historic Hotel Bethlehem: Gene Perla Duo
McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar: Seamus Kelleher
Twisted Olive: Jake Kaligis

#tunesattwilight #getdowntownbethlehem #bethlehempa #lehighvalley #localmusic #shoplocal #mainstreetusa #livemusic

@edgebethlehem @historicbethlehem @hotelbethlehem @redstagpub @twisted_olive

Photos from Herberry Candles's post
05/05/2021

Photos from Herberry Candles's post

“This is some of my favorite art at home. My poster of Pont Neuf bridge, over the Seine, in Paris. The blue ceramic vess...
05/05/2021

“This is some of my favorite art at home. My poster of Pont Neuf bridge, over the Seine, in Paris. The blue ceramic vessel filled with lavender buds from past summers. And the “head” vase (I call her Grace). She gets a different hairstyle according to what’s growing in my garden. Who says art can’t be fun?!” Thank you to Leesa Wimmer for sharing your favorite artwork for our #MyArtAtHome campaign! For a chance to be featured on our social media accounts like Leesa, share your favorite artwork on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #MyArtAtHome and don’t forget to visit our new Art At Home exhibit on view in the Kemerer Museum!

“This is some of my favorite art at home. My poster of Pont Neuf bridge, over the Seine, in Paris. The blue ceramic vessel filled with lavender buds from past summers. And the “head” vase (I call her Grace). She gets a different hairstyle according to what’s growing in my garden. Who says art can’t be fun?!” Thank you to Leesa Wimmer for sharing your favorite artwork for our #MyArtAtHome campaign! For a chance to be featured on our social media accounts like Leesa, share your favorite artwork on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #MyArtAtHome and don’t forget to visit our new Art At Home exhibit on view in the Kemerer Museum!

We all want to treat Mom to something special, especially this year! Shop our curated gift sets including “bee sweet to ...
05/04/2021

We all want to treat Mom to something special, especially this year! Shop our curated gift sets including “bee sweet to your mom,” which features bramble ridge honey farm lotion & soap in oatmeal honey, a peach Chapstick and bee dish towel for only $27.50! While shopping at our Visitor Center & Museum Store, browse our vast collection of regional artisans’ handcrafted products, from luxurious bath salts, soaps, and lotions to a jar of sweet or savory spread. Shop in-person on Main street or online with convenient in-store and curbside pickup! Check out: https://historicbethlehem.org/visit/shop/

We all want to treat Mom to something special, especially this year! Shop our curated gift sets including “bee sweet to your mom,” which features bramble ridge honey farm lotion & soap in oatmeal honey, a peach Chapstick and bee dish towel for only $27.50! While shopping at our Visitor Center & Museum Store, browse our vast collection of regional artisans’ handcrafted products, from luxurious bath salts, soaps, and lotions to a jar of sweet or savory spread. Shop in-person on Main street or online with convenient in-store and curbside pickup! Check out: https://historicbethlehem.org/visit/shop/

Steel produced by Bethlehem Steel was used in the construction of some of America’s greatest landmarks, including the Go...
05/03/2021

Steel produced by Bethlehem Steel was used in the construction of some of America’s greatest landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Chrysler Building. Discover the history and importance of this 20th century giant, its monumental growth, and its tragic decline on this one-hour walking tour. You can also walk along the Hoover-Mason Trestle, which features up-close views of the former steel plant and an in-dept look at the steel-making process, and the roles the workers played in our country’s history. Tours run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays all throughout May at 1 pm with a maximum of 10 people in a group. Book tickets: https://historicbethlehem.org/visit/historic-bethlehem-tours/

Steel produced by Bethlehem Steel was used in the construction of some of America’s greatest landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Chrysler Building. Discover the history and importance of this 20th century giant, its monumental growth, and its tragic decline on this one-hour walking tour. You can also walk along the Hoover-Mason Trestle, which features up-close views of the former steel plant and an in-dept look at the steel-making process, and the roles the workers played in our country’s history. Tours run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays all throughout May at 1 pm with a maximum of 10 people in a group. Book tickets: https://historicbethlehem.org/visit/historic-bethlehem-tours/

Free Sundays at the Museum returns with the reopening of the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and of Art at Home. The K...
05/01/2021

Free Sundays at the Museum returns with the reopening of the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and of Art at Home. The Kemerer Museum is open Sunday from 1-4 pm. There are multiple activities for all of the family to enjoy, such as the Young Artists’ Workshop to explore different art techniques, a guided museum tour and scavenger hunt, and Museum Storytime for kids to spend time in the museum learning about history in a unique and engaging way. Children will also love Once Upon a treehouse Interactive Playroom, where they can be hands-on, play dress up, use their own imagination, and interact with beautiful handmade dollhouses themed after Kemerer’s very own historic dollhouse collection! Ticket reservations are strongly encouraged. For more information: https://historicbethlehem.org/programs/free-sundays/

Free Sundays at the Museum returns with the reopening of the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts and of Art at Home. The Kemerer Museum is open Sunday from 1-4 pm. There are multiple activities for all of the family to enjoy, such as the Young Artists’ Workshop to explore different art techniques, a guided museum tour and scavenger hunt, and Museum Storytime for kids to spend time in the museum learning about history in a unique and engaging way. Children will also love Once Upon a treehouse Interactive Playroom, where they can be hands-on, play dress up, use their own imagination, and interact with beautiful handmade dollhouses themed after Kemerer’s very own historic dollhouse collection! Ticket reservations are strongly encouraged. For more information: https://historicbethlehem.org/programs/free-sundays/

Each Saturday in May through November, we invite you to visit Burnside Plantation for historic fun! Visitors will be abl...
04/30/2021

Each Saturday in May through November, we invite you to visit Burnside Plantation for historic fun! Visitors will be able to learn more about the barns, buildings, and gardens that have been a part of the Moravian community since 1748, but also be able to meet the gardeners, cooking demonstrations, and more. Burnside Plantation is also dog-friendly, so bring your furry friends along as well! Learn more and check out the schedule: https://historicbethlehem.org/programs/saturdays-at-burnside/
(Photo Credit - Nancy Swolensky)

Each Saturday in May through November, we invite you to visit Burnside Plantation for historic fun! Visitors will be able to learn more about the barns, buildings, and gardens that have been a part of the Moravian community since 1748, but also be able to meet the gardeners, cooking demonstrations, and more. Burnside Plantation is also dog-friendly, so bring your furry friends along as well! Learn more and check out the schedule: https://historicbethlehem.org/programs/saturdays-at-burnside/
(Photo Credit - Nancy Swolensky)

During this past year, art has proved to be an important part of the home. Join us at Historic Bethlehem as we celebrate...
04/29/2021

During this past year, art has proved to be an important part of the home. Join us at Historic Bethlehem as we celebrate the importance of art in conjunction with our new Art At Home exhibit! Submit your art creations or purchased artwork for a chance to be featured on our social media pages. To enter, post your artwork to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #MyArtAtHome or send your work directly to Carly Cheponis at [email protected]. Make sure to tell us why it is your favorite artwork in your home, and don’t forget to check out our Art At Home exhibit now on view in the Kemerer Museum! For more information, visit https://historicbethlehem.org/collections/exhibits/art-at-home/.

During this past year, art has proved to be an important part of the home. Join us at Historic Bethlehem as we celebrate the importance of art in conjunction with our new Art At Home exhibit! Submit your art creations or purchased artwork for a chance to be featured on our social media pages. To enter, post your artwork to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #MyArtAtHome or send your work directly to Carly Cheponis at [email protected]. Make sure to tell us why it is your favorite artwork in your home, and don’t forget to check out our Art At Home exhibit now on view in the Kemerer Museum! For more information, visit https://historicbethlehem.org/collections/exhibits/art-at-home/.

As a part of Historic Moravian Bethlehem National Historic Landmark District, the Colonial Industrial Quarter can be con...
04/28/2021

As a part of Historic Moravian Bethlehem National Historic Landmark District, the Colonial Industrial Quarter can be considered America’s earliest industrial park! On the Colonial Industrial Quarter Walking Tour, you’ll learn how the Moravians developed their community and established all sorts of crafts, trades, and industries. Tours run Fridays at 3 pm and Saturdays and Sundays in May at 1 pm and 3 pm. Tickets costs $10 for HBMS members and $15 for future members. For more information: https://historicbethlehem.org/visit/historic-bethlehem-tours/#CIQ

As a part of Historic Moravian Bethlehem National Historic Landmark District, the Colonial Industrial Quarter can be considered America’s earliest industrial park! On the Colonial Industrial Quarter Walking Tour, you’ll learn how the Moravians developed their community and established all sorts of crafts, trades, and industries. Tours run Fridays at 3 pm and Saturdays and Sundays in May at 1 pm and 3 pm. Tickets costs $10 for HBMS members and $15 for future members. For more information: https://historicbethlehem.org/visit/historic-bethlehem-tours/#CIQ

Make sure to visit our new Art At Home exhibit on display in the Kemerer Museum! The exhibit features artwork from our c...
04/27/2021

Make sure to visit our new Art At Home exhibit on display in the Kemerer Museum! The exhibit features artwork from our community, including paintings from local artists, an exhibit with artwork from Bucks County’s Jim Lukens, and more! During the past 28 years, HBMS has sold over 600+ pieces of artwork from local artists, and pieces sold have been loaned back to HBMS to be displayed in the Art At Home exhibit! For more information about the exhibit, visit https://historicbethlehem.org/collections/exhibits/art-at-home/.

Make sure to visit our new Art At Home exhibit on display in the Kemerer Museum! The exhibit features artwork from our community, including paintings from local artists, an exhibit with artwork from Bucks County’s Jim Lukens, and more! During the past 28 years, HBMS has sold over 600+ pieces of artwork from local artists, and pieces sold have been loaned back to HBMS to be displayed in the Art At Home exhibit! For more information about the exhibit, visit https://historicbethlehem.org/collections/exhibits/art-at-home/.

How did the early Moravians establish the largest concentration of crafts, trades, and industries in the American Coloni...
04/26/2021

How did the early Moravians establish the largest concentration of crafts, trades, and industries in the American Colonies—and learn to use them to become self-sufficient? Explore the Colonial Industrial Quarter—America’s first industrial park, with our costumed guide, to learn how it has morphed throughout the centuries from business center to junk yard to treasured museum site. Tours run Fridays at 3pm and Saturdays and Sundays in May at 1 pm and 3 pm. Tickets costs $10 for HBMS members and $15 for future members. For more information: https://historicbethlehem.org/visit/historic-bethlehem-tours/#CIQ

How did the early Moravians establish the largest concentration of crafts, trades, and industries in the American Colonies—and learn to use them to become self-sufficient? Explore the Colonial Industrial Quarter—America’s first industrial park, with our costumed guide, to learn how it has morphed throughout the centuries from business center to junk yard to treasured museum site. Tours run Fridays at 3pm and Saturdays and Sundays in May at 1 pm and 3 pm. Tickets costs $10 for HBMS members and $15 for future members. For more information: https://historicbethlehem.org/visit/historic-bethlehem-tours/#CIQ

“It is one of my favorites because some of them were crafted or gifted by family members, the robin is made of sculpey, ...
04/25/2021

“It is one of my favorites because some of them were crafted or gifted by family members, the robin is made of sculpey, and the bird is an ornament my cousin gave me. The pine cones used to be part of a Christmas ornament and the basket was gotten in North Carolina, I think. They all tell a story, I think. They seem to go together very well. I like the colors too.” Thank you to Barbara Nelson for her submission to our #MyArtAtHome campaign and for telling her story behind this artwork! For a chance to be featured on our social media, submit your favorite artwork to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using #MyArtAtHome and make sure to check out our brand-new Art At Home exhibit which is now on view in the Kemerer Museum.

“It is one of my favorites because some of them were crafted or gifted by family members, the robin is made of sculpey, and the bird is an ornament my cousin gave me. The pine cones used to be part of a Christmas ornament and the basket was gotten in North Carolina, I think. They all tell a story, I think. They seem to go together very well. I like the colors too.” Thank you to Barbara Nelson for her submission to our #MyArtAtHome campaign and for telling her story behind this artwork! For a chance to be featured on our social media, submit your favorite artwork to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook using #MyArtAtHome and make sure to check out our brand-new Art At Home exhibit which is now on view in the Kemerer Museum.

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505 Main St
Bethlehem, PA
18018

General information

Check out our video! https://historicbethlehem.org/visit/visit-historic-bethlehem-video/

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(610) 691-6055

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Our Visitor Center is located at 505 Main Street. There, you can purchase wonderful books, greeting cards, museum inspired gifts, jewelry and much more. Admission to our museums, walking tours, and annual membership are sold at all of our sites or by visiting www.HistoricBethlehem.org.

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If the kind person that found the canvas bag that I left on the back of the chair by the fire pit sees this, please know your kindness and honesty means the world to me! The officer found me and I’m truly grateful to you both! ❤️
Overlooking Colonial Industrial Quarter, Bethlehem, PA
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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