Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution



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

August 6 - 15, 2021

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.

Activities are free unless otherwise noted. 

Schedule of Activities

1869 Luckenbach Mill


Kids' Activities

Where: Luckenbach Mill


Explore the history of crafting at the Colonial Industrial Quarter. Children's activities including making a pinch pot, weaving and tin punching highlight offerings from the Handmade in the 18th Century school program. Indulge your artistic spirit by contributing to the chalkboard mural or making musical instruments out of recycled materials.

Mugshots: Oral Histories of Musikfest

Where: Luckenbach Mill and throughout the festival grounds


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 interviews recorded last year at the listening station, and record your own history of Musikfest with a Mobile Mugshots interviewer. Even the pint-sized can share their stories with Mugshots coloring pages and Polaroid instant photo wall. Recordings will be sent to the Library of Congress to be archived.

Colonial Industrial Quarter


Where: Colonial Industrial Quarter


What's it like to be a blacksmith? Find out at the 1750 Smithy by attending one of our live blacksmith demonstrations! Professional blacksmiths demonstrate how Moravians forged hooks, hinges, and door handles. Donations suggested.

Historic Bethlehem Springhouse Store

Where: Colonial Industrial Quarter


Commemorate your Musikfest experience with great souvenirs from our store!

On Main Street

Visitor Center

Where: 505 Main Street


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!

1810 Goundie House Market

Where: 501 Main Street


Visit this historical federal-style home and shop the Marche Maison Vintage Market!


Design After Dark

Where: Goundie Garden


Relax in our secluded "craft" beer garden. Enjoy refreshments and mug customizing crafts! Ticket required. 

Southside Bethlehem

Rise & Fall of Bethlehem Steel

Where: The Steel Stacks


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 these fun and educational walking tours. Ticket required.




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