Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



Have a blast with Historic Bethlehem during Musikfest & Fest at the Mill!

August 3 – 12, 2018

Take a break from the heat and fest 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.

Schedule of Activities

1869 Luckenbach Mill


Kid's Activities: the History of Crafting at the Colonial Industrial Quarter
Offering highlights from our Handmade in the 18th Century school program

Where: 1st Floor of the Luckenbach Mill

When: August 3 - 12
Monday - Thursday: 1pm - 5pm
Friday - Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

  • Make your very own pinch pot!
  • Weave a piece of fabric and learn how to create a “penny pocket” from the finished fabric.
  • Discover the role of the tinsmith and create a decoration using tin-punching techniques.
  • Local artisans will be demonstrating early trades including weaving, dying, and pottery.

Mugshots: Oral Histories of Musikfest

Where: 1st Floor of the Luckenbach Mill

When: August 3 - 12, 12 - 4 pm

Through photography and oral history recording, ‘Mugshots’ captures the impact of Musikfest, the festival that has transformed Bethlehem for 10 days each August since 1984. Listen to the interviews recorded last year, and record your own history of Musikfest with a volunteer interviewer. Recordings will be sent to the Library of Congress to be archived!

Musikfest Mugs & Mug Sleeves available here!

  • Mugs: $10
  • Mug Sleeves: $2 donation

Lehigh Art Alliance 83rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Where: 2nd Floor of the Luckenbach Mill

When: August 3 - 12, 12 - 4 pm

  • See the 83rd Annual Fall Juried Exhibition on display at the renovated Luckenbach Mill.
  • Enjoy a variety of original two and three-dimensional works of art from regional artists, many available for purchase!
  • Don't miss live painting demos and a special display of artists' sketchbooks as a preview to our upcoming fall exhibit: Sketched Out
  • Get a realistic pencil portrait drawn for $20 by an LVA Artist! Proceeds benefit both the Lehigh Art Alliance and Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
  • The Lehigh Art Alliance was founded in 1935 by Garth Howland of Lehigh University and continues as an organization for amateur and professional artists in the Lehigh Valley as well as a cultural and educational entity for the people of the area.


Colonial Industrial Quarter

Blacksmith Demonstrations

Where: The 1750 Smithy

When: Friday - Sunday, 12 - 6 pm

Monday - Thursday, 12 - 4 pm

What’s it like to be a blacksmith for a day? Come and find out at the 1750 Smithy where our professional blacksmiths will demonstrate how Moravians forged hooks, hinges, and door handles. Donations appreciated!

Musikfest Mugs & Mug Sleeves available here!

  • Mugs: $10
  • Mug Sleeves: $2 donation

The 1762 Waterworks is CLOSED due to flood damage. 

We apologize for any inconvenience!

Historic Bethlehem Springhouse Store

Where: Springhouse

When: Friday - Sunday, 12 - 7 pm

Monday - Thursday, 12 - 5 pm

Commemorate your Musikfest experience with great souvenirs from Historic Bethlehem at the Springhouse store!

Musikfest Mugs & Mug Sleeves available here!

  • Mugs: $10
  • Mug Sleeves: $2 donation

On Main Street

Visitor Center

Where: 505 Main Street

When: Friday - Sunday, 10 am - 7 pm

Monday - Thursday, 10 am - 5 pm

Get the cheapest water in town here - bottled water available for $2.00 each!

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!

Musikfest Mugs & Mug Sleeves available here!

  • Mugs: $10
  • Mug Sleeves: $2 donation

Docent on Main

Where: 505 Main Street

When: August 3 - 12, 11 am - 5 pm

Snap a shot with our costumed Docents to make your Musikfest experience historic!


1810 Goundie House Market

Where: 501 Main Street

When: Friday - Sunday, 10am - 7pm
Monday - Thursday, 10am - 5pm

Visit this historic federal-style home and shop the Marche Maison Vintage Market.  Don’t miss the opportunity to sample and purchase bottles of wine from Boos-Rock Winery.

  • 3 tastings for $6
  • Assorted bottles of wine for sale
  • Fill your Musikfest mug with a 10oz. wine slushie for $10


Southside Bethlehem

Rise & Fall of Bethlehem Steel

Where: The Steel Stacks

When: August 3 - 5 and 10 - 12, 12:30 pm

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 education walking tour. Ticket required.


hoover mason trestle feature

Hoover-Mason Trestle Tour

Where: The Steel Stacks

When: August 3 - 5 and 10 - 12, 10:30 am

Hear the incredible stories of the men of steel and learn about some of America's largest landmarks that were made of Bethlehem Steel on this walking tour. Ticket required.



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