Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Bethlehem Brewed & Distilled


1810 Goundie House

Women, Money, Firkin. What do they all have in common?
Bethlehem Brewed & Distilled.


Purchase tickets to the exhibit online, by calling 1-800-360-TOUR, or at the historic sites listed under Pass Into History below. Combine your visit to Bethlehem Brewed & Distilled with an Old Bethlehem Walking Tour (below).

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Explore the History of Brewing in Bethlehem

Enter the 1810 Goundie House and explore the history of brewing in Bethlehem in our new semi-permanent exhibition, "Bethlehem Brewed & Distilled." Guest curator and beer historian Chris Bowen illustrates the life of Johann Sebastian Goundie, a prominent man in early 19th-century Bethlehem and one of the community’s first brewers. Explore the stories of early and modern breweries in Bethlehem, many of which are no longer standing. Stop by and snap a photo with Mr. Goundie himself for special discounts at Main Street establishments.

What Can I See at Bethlehem Brewed & Distilled?

From the stories of early and modern breweries in Bethlehem to Bethlehem's secret beer caves, "Bethlehem Brewed & Distilled" profiles the history of brewing in Bethlehem. Displays in the exhibits include:
John Sebastian Goundie

The Goundie Experience

Featuring audio narration, this exhibit area focuses on Johann Sebastian Goundie (left), his life, family, career and accomplishments, complete with 19th-century brewing logs.

From Grain to Glass

Discover the techniques used to produce beers and ales. View the tools of the trade, plus a multimedia presentation of 1930s-era brewing takes visitors on the journey from grain to glass.

Bethlehem Brews Beer!

Find out the location of seven significant Bethlehem breweries, from the Christiansbrunn Brewery (1749-1796) to Bethlehem Brew Works today.

Women in Brewing

Learn about women's roles in the brewing process, from grains to open hearth.
How to Visit – Pass Into History

Experience "Bethlehem Brewed & Distilled" either in conjunction with the Old Bethlehem Walking Tour or as one
Bethlehem Distillery

Bethlehem Distillery

of your stops using the Pass Into History. Pass Into History tickets are available starting at $12 for your choice of two historic site tours, the complete pass for all five museum tours is $25 and includes the Goundie House, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem Gemeinhaus and community buildings, and Burnside Plantation.

Exhibition & Walking Tour Package

Enter the journey through Bethlehem’s brewing past, then step outside onto the streets of the National Historic Landmark District of Historic Moravian Bethlehem with our costumed guide to see firsthand the community that Goundie served, including a stop in the 1752 Smithy for a live demonstration of Colonial blacksmithing. The Old Bethlehem Walking Tour is available Tuesday through Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m.

Snap and Share Your Photo With Goundie

Snap your photo with Mr. Goundie, then like, share, and tweet for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Bethlehem Brew Works or McCarthy's Red Stag Pub in Bethlehem. Share to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites using #BethlehemeBrewedDistilled to enter.


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