Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Nain-Schober House


View the only extant 18th century building that was built by and lived in by Native Peoples in Eastern Pennsylvania.

About the Nain-Schober House

The Christianized American Indian village of Nain, located one mile west from the Gemeinhaus, was dismantled in 1765 when the American Indians were forced by the colonial Pennsylvania government to move west. This house was acquired by Andreas Schober, who took it down piece by piece and re-erected it at the southwest corner of Heckewelder Place and Market Street.

To save it from being demolished, it was taken down piece by piece once again in 1905 and then re-erected at its present location on Heckewelder Place. It is the only surviving structure from that village.

The building was owned by the Moravian Church and leased as a private residence until 1992 when it was purchased by the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem. Through generous gifts and grants, the exterior was completed in 2012 and interior stabilization was completed at the end of 2013.

Nain-Schober _Rear

How can you visit the Nain-Schober House?


The Nain-Schober House is open to the public upon request as part of the
Moravian Museum of Bethlehem tour.

Or by appointment-
From Monday through FridayIf you would like to schedule appointment, by calling
1-800-360-TOUR  48 hours in advance.


Thousands of people have walked these streets, farmed these lands, built these buildings and industries. Thousands of stories, thousands of lives to cherish.

Join a community of people who share our mission to preserve:

  • 20 historic structures
  • 60,000+ collections and artifacts
  • 3 centuries of rich history

Need Directions?

Start your visit by stopping by our Visitor Center.

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