Moravian Museum of Bethlehem
In order to minimize contact with the general public in response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites will close the Moravian Museum, the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, and Visitor Center and Gift Shops effective Friday, March 13 and will suspend visits, walking tours, and programming through Sunday, March 22.
Please check their website for updates and more information.
A member of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem includes the 1741 Gemeinhaus, the 1744 Single Sisters' House, the 1752 Apothecary, and the 1758 Nain-Schober House, the only remaining 18th-century residence for Christianized Native Americans in eastern Pennsylvania.
The Moravian Museum of Bethlehem includes some of the most historically significant and oldest buildings in Lehigh Valley. Experience the remarkable stories about early Moravian medicinal practices, communal living, missionary work, and a progressive educational system.
Tours vary and can include some or all of the following structures:
1744/1752 Single Sisters’ House: This Moravian-built structure housed Bethlehem’s early Moravian community of single women. The 1744/1752 sections of the structure are open for tours.
1758 Nain-Schober House: The Nain-Schober House is the only building remaining in the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor built and lived in by Native Americans. Exhibits here tell the story of Moravian and Native American Relations in the 1740s.
1752 Apothecary: Peek into a pre-American Revolution–era pharmacy and explore the stories of how the early Moravian settlers treated ailments.
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites invites you to visit any time of the year and discover how this city became a national historic treasure.
Hours / Museum Pass: Friday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Monday - Thursday by appointment only. Purchase your Museum Pass at the Historic Bethlehem Visitors Center.
- Group Friendly (10+):
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- Description Housed inside the 1741 Gemeinhaus, the Moravian Museum introduces guests to the earliest history of the Bethlehem community. The storied halls and gorgeous Saal make an intimate and unique setting for special events. Vows have been exchanged in the historic Saal of the Gemeinhaus since the colonial times!
- Reception Capacity 60
- Space Notes Maximum of 100 people inside the Gemeinhaus Maximum of 60 people seated reception or 80 people for ceremony/theatre style in the Saal
- Audio / Visual
- Off-site Catering Allowed
- Banquet Capacity 100
- Number of Rooms 2