Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Fig Bethlehem: The Single Sisters’ House: Past & Present

Here is where our story begins. Step into the Single Sisters' House and embark on a journey like no other. Close your eyes and picture it: the year is 1748; the United States, as we know it today, is not even a distant thought on the horizon. This collection of 13 American colonies are firmly under British rule--there is nothing united about them, each one considering itself more of a separate country with its own currency and culture than part of a greater whole.

And Bethlehem? It is a fledgling settlement, barely seven years old. Its Moravian founders are still constructing more buildings...

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