1758 Moravian Sun Inn
Located on Main Street in Historic Downtown Bethlehem, the Sun Inn is a restoration of a 1758 building which functioned as an inn in Bethlehem from 1760 to the late 1960s. The Sun Inn’s history includes an extensive list of distinguished visitors including Benjamin Franklin, Martha Washington, George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Ethan Allen, Henry Laurens, Richard Lee, Marquis de Lafayette, and many others.
Today, thanks to the Sun Inn Preservation Association members and volunteers, much of the building has been architecturally restored to appear as it would have in the 18th century. Self-guided tours of the first-floor entrance, Gastube, bedroom suites, and kitchen are available on Saturdays and Sundays.
The second-floor rooms are available for rent for special and private events. Special tours of the third-floor attic are available by request for private groups. The Sun Inn welcomes guests of all ages to enjoy its history and hospitality.
- Self-Guided Tours.
- Ghost Hunting Events & Tours.
- Private Guided Group Tours (available by appointment).
- Private Functions (business and social events, including weddings).
- Vernon H. Nelson Lecture Series (brown bag events).
- “Inn Crowd” member events (included in Association membership benefits).
- Ticketed festivals, dinners, and galas sponsored by the Sun Inn Preservation Association.
- Volunteer opportunities for students and others to fulfill community service requirements.
- Group Friendly (10+):