Death and Dying in Early Bethlehem
September 19 through November 4
Wednesdays through Sundays at 3pm
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Take a walk - if you dare - on our cemetery tour! Your certified, costumed guide will meet you INSIDE the oldest building in Bethlehem, the 1741 Gemeinhaus to learn about the early Moravians, their early medical care and communal way of life. After exploring the building and witnessing a period DEAD TRAY, escape out doors to hear the story of the Corpse House, the Old Chapel, and early death and funeral practices in our city. End your tour at the oldest cemetery in the city, to learn about important early citizens.
We are the only tour, to allow access into the 1741 Gemeinhaus, the oldest building in Bethlehem and a National Historic Landmark. Watch a preview of the tour!
"I really enjoyed this tour! What a great way to learn about the fascinating day-to-day lifestyles of the Moravian community!" - A New Jersey visitor
"The tour guide was excellent! I'll certainly recommend her to others." - A Bethlehem resident
"The cemetery tour, which stops at a dozen graves, is like a Who Was Who in Bethlehem"- Sue Kovach Shuman for The Washington Post
"Fascinating! The use of the graves was exceptional, and I especially liked the multi-cultural aspects, i.e. the Native American and slavery discussions." - A New York visitor
Details: Tour begins out at the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem. This tour is a vigorous walk through downtown North Bethlehem. Guests are exposed to seasonal elements. Umbrellas, casual wear, and comfortable shoes are encouraged.
To learn about more of Historic Bethlehem's walking tours, click here.