Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution

Explore Burnside Plantation


Explore Burnside Plantation with the Open Gate Farm Tour, workshops by the Penn State Master Gardeners & attend the matching Cooking Demonstrations offered by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites.

Mom and Me: Let's Plant a Flower for Mother's Day

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Saturday, May 13, 10 am

Just in time for Mother's Day! Kids will plant and take home a flower for Mom and learn about insects while playing a game of bug bingo.

This event is free to the public, registration is required. To register for this event, please visit the Penn State Master Gardener website by clicking here.

How to Plant a Container for Pollinators

Thursday, June 1, 6 pm

Join us for an adult workshop where we will learn how to plant a container garden that will attract pollinating bugs and insects.

This event is free to the public, registration is required. To register for this event, please visit the Penn State Master Gardener website by clicking here.

National Pollinator Week Celebration

Wednesday, June 21, 6 pm 

Tour the garden, meet the pollinators, and learn about their plant preferences at Burnside Plantation! Learn about Penn State's Citizen Scientist Bee Monitoring program and catch up with our Master Gardeners about bee keeping. Light refreshments will be served and there will be activities for children.

This program is offered by the Penn State Master Gardeners.

Composting for Kids

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Saturday, July 29, 10 am

In this fun and educational workshop, kids will learn the nitty-gritty of composting!

This event is free to the public, registration is required. To register for this event, please register at the Penn State Master Gardener website by clicking here.

Underappreciated and Misunderstood Bugs in the Garden

Saturday, August 19, 10 am

Join us for an adult workshop where we will explore some of the most underappreciated and often misunderstood bugs in the garden.

This event is free to the public, registration is required. To register for this event, please register at the Penn State Master Gardener website by clicking here.

Burnside Plantation Open House & Colonial Cooking Demonstration - Dates Coming Soon

Dates: Coming Soon

Explore the historic Burnside Plantation house and grounds with guided tours by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites docents.

Step inside the summer kitchen and visit with our Historic Bethlehem Foodways volunteers as they create dishes to compliment our morning garden workshop theme!

Admission is free for members, included with your Pass Into History admission ticket, or you may pay as you wish by making a donation to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. Sign up HERE!

 Open Gate Farm Tour

Sunday, October 1
& Sunday October 8 from 1 - 5 pm

Join us at Burnside Plantation on for FREE family-fun activities, demonstrations, tours, and more! 

BURNSIDE PLANTATION, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA  18018 -This restored historic farm was established in 1748 as the first privately owned home of the Bethlehem Moravians named James and Mary Burnside. Operated by Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites, the plantation features the original farmhouse, barns, and farm buildings dating to the mid-1800s, and one of only two operating horse-powered wheels in the country. There will be guided tours of the farmhouse and barn plus activities: colonial cooking demonstrations, colonial games and crafts, and more!

 Open Gate Farm Tour

Sunday, October 1
& Sunday October 8 from 1 - 5 pm

Join us at Burnside Plantation on for FREE family-fun activities, demonstrations, tours, and more! 

BURNSIDE PLANTATION, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA  18018 -This restored historic farm was established in 1748 as the first privately owned home of the Bethlehem Moravians named James and Mary Burnside. Operated by Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites, the plantation features the original farmhouse, barns, and farm buildings dating to the mid-1800s, and one of only two operating horse-powered wheels in the country. There will be guided tours of the farmhouse and barn plus activities: colonial cooking demonstrations, colonial games and crafts, and more!

Annual Events at Burnside Plantation

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Annual Blueberry Festival!

Save the Date for next year's Blueberry Festival on July 15 & 16, 2017!

Apple Days Cider Press

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 3rd Annual Apple Days!

Save the Date for next year's Apple Days on September 9 & 10, 2017!

For more information please contact:
610-882-0450 ext. 20    |   Tavia Minnich

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