Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



Waterworks at Musikfest

Have a blast with Historic Bethlehem during Musikfest!

Take a break from the heat and Musikfest with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites! Check out our full schedule of fun activities for kids and adults alike.

Plus, purchase your Musikfest mug at our Visitor Center at 505 Main Street and have your purchase directly support 20 historic sites.

Activities are free unless otherwise noted. 

Schedule of Activities

1869 Luckenbach Mill

Luckenbach Mill

Luckenbach Mill First Floor
Aug. 5-14, Mon.-Thurs., 12-5 PM | Fri.-Sun.,12-7 PM
Cool off while you shop! Commemorate your Musikfest experience with great souvenirs at our store!

Lehigh Art Alliance Exhibit
Luckenbach Mill Second Floor
Aug. 5-14, Mon.-Thurs., 12-5 PM | Fri.-Sun.,12-7 PM
At the Lehigh Art Alliance Juried Exhibition, you’ll enjoy a variety of original two- and three-dimensional works of art from regional artists - all available for purchase! Don't miss live art demos!

Colonial Industrial Quarter

Family doing an activity


Kids’ Activities at the Springhouse
Colonial Industrial Quarter
Aug. 5-14, Mon.-Thurs., 1-5 PM | Fri.-Sun.: 12-6 PM
Get hands-on with a hands-off material! Learn about glass and create your own suncatchers, stained glass, glowing glass, and mirrors! Children's crafts range in cost per activity from $2-$4 per activity or $5 for an All-Activity pass. Kids' All-Activity passes can be purchased online here.

Blacksmith Demo at Smithy

Colonial Industrial Quarter
Aug. 5-14, Mon.-Thurs., 12-4 PM | Fri.-Sun., 12-6 PM
What was it like to be a blacksmith or a tinsmith in early Bethlehem? Find out at the 1750 Smithy by attending one of our live blacksmith or tinsmith demonstrations! Professional smiths demonstrate how Moravians forged hooks, hinges and door handles. Donations encouraged.

On Main Street

HBMS Visitor Center

Visitor Center
505 Main St.
Aug. 5-14, Mon.-Thurs., 10-7 PM | Fri.-Sun., 10 -9
Stop by and learn about all of Historic Bethlehem’s activities and happenings during Musikfest and beyond! Purchase your Musikfest mug here and directly support 20 historic sites in Bethlehem! All mugs purchased through Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites will also include access to the virtual Heritage Trail walking tour!

810 Goundie House ©Paul S. Bartholomew

1810 Goundie House Market
Goundie House | 501 Main St.
Aug. 5-14, Fri.-Sun., 10 AM-9 PM | Mon.-Thurs., 10-7 PM
Visit this historic federal-style home and shop the Marche Maison Vintage Market.

Goundie Garden Party
Goundie Garden Located Behind the Goundie House | 501 Main St.
Aug. 5 & 12, 6-10 PM
Get your groove on in the retro Goundie Garden Dance Party! Nite Liters LLC partner with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites to bring back the popular 70s style garden party with record spinning and a lounge area. A great way to unwind and relax, right in the heart of bustling Main Street.


Rise & Fall of Bethlehem Steel

Rise & Fall of Bethlehem Steel Walking Tour
Aug. 5-7 & 12-14, 10:30 AM (Tour is 90 mins)
Did you know that Bethlehem Steel was the second largest steel producer in the US and the largest shipbuilder in the world? Discover more on this fun and educational walking tour. Order tickets here.

Bethlehem Pub Walking Tour
Leaves from 505 Main Street
Aug 5-7 & 12-14 3:00 PM (Tour is 90 mins)
This guided tour of Bethlehem Brewing history answers questions like: How did people order beer during prohibition? What did John Adams drink when he visited Bethlehem? What are the connections between early brewing and the early Moravians? Order tickets here.

Love, Lust and Marriage Tour
Moravian Museum of Bethlehem | 66 W. Church Street
Aug 5-7 & 12-14, 5:00 PM (Tour is 90 mins)
Begin this adults only one hour tour in the oldest building in Bethlehem- the Gemeinhaus and Moravian Museum. Hear the unique and very surprising details of Early Moravian love, courtship, marriage and physical intimacy. Blushing expected and acceptable! Order tickets here.

Historic Bethlehem Heritage Trail
Available 24/7
Six links. 80 stops. three centuries of incredible history. Experience Bethlehem like never before: On your own time and at your own pace, right on your phone! Walk, run, or bike through three centuries of Bethlehem history. Stops along the trail include two National Historic Landmarks, the newly designated Historic Moravian Bethlehem National Historic Landmark District, Victorian era homes, and Bethlehem Steel buildings. Order tickets here.



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