Moravian Museum of Bethlehem
66 West Church St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018-5805
(610) 691-6055 • 1(800) 360-8687

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A National Historic Landmark, the Gemeinhaus is home to the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem. The building, a log structure that must have been ultra-modern in its day, has been in continuous use for more than 250 years.

Today visitors can enjoy a full range of tour opportunities that bring Bethlehem history and Moravian culture to life. Among the Museum's many features are period rooms furnished to interpret the life and surroundings of the early Moravians.

  • The Music Room displays woodwind and keyboard instruments dating back to the mid-18th century.
  • The Saal, restored to its original size, was the community's first place of worship and is the largest room of its type in America.

Throughout the year the Museum presents a number of changing exhibitions which include original art, quilts, samplers, furniture, tools, toys, and tall-case clocks. Special events also take place here, many celebrating the various seasons and their holidays.

All tours are led by a trained docent. Guided Tours can also include the nearby Apothecary Museum. Built in 1743, this shop contains many early artifacts, including a collection of rare Delft jars.The Nain-Schober House, the sole remaining structure from an 18th century Native American Village, can also be included in a tour. Moravian Community Walking Tours are also available. This Guided Walk includes the Museum, a stroll along Historic Church Street, God's Acre -- an old cemetery, and the interiors of two historic structures: a 1751 chapel and the 1803 Central Moravian Church.

Friday evening programs are also available.Groups of 10 or more can enjoy any one of these tours, and School Groups will find them to be quite educational.

Hours: Open Friday thru Sunday, 11am - 4pm. Christmas season hours may vary. Closed January through March. Call to confirm hours. Other times for groups by appointment.
Adults $12.00
Children 6-12 $6.00
Children under 6 FREE
Tickets provide admission to all of the sites operated by Historic Bethlehem and are valid for one year. Call for further details or visit the official website linked above,.
Call for current information.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Nearby restaurants.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Rt. 309 North to Rt. 378 North, across Hill Bridge. Turn right at Main St. exit and right onto Market St. Turn right onto New St. and right again onto West Church St. Go to number 66. 60 minutes north of Philadelphia.

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