Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Group and Custom Tours

Create a lasting, one-of-a-kind experience in Historic Bethlehem, PA.

Let us help you create a visit that is customized to your interests, time frame, and price points with a custom tour for your group, family members, wedding parties, clubs, or corporate teams.

Gemeinhaus in summer by K Mills

Discover Historic Moravian Bethlehem

Explore the 1741 Gemeinhaus, a National Historic Landmark, and the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem to  learn how the Moravians established their community in Bethlehem. Tour a 1752-era Apothecary for a look at a 1700s-era pharmacy. Visit the 1744/52 Single Sisters' House and the 1758 Nain-Schober House, the only existing 18th century structure built and lived in by the Native Peoples in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Delve Into Bethlehem's Decorative Arts History

Gaze at the petite wonders of one of the largest antique dollhouse collections in the country, plus extraordinary paintings, furniture, and other historic decorative art pieces at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts. Explore some of the treasures of Historic Bethlehem's collection with an Exclusive-Access Collections Vault Tour.

Smithy by Paul Bartholomew

Journey to Where Industry and Innovation Flourished in Moravian Bethlehem

Visit the Colonial Industrial Quarter, the site where Moravian crafts and manufacturing flourished in the 18th century. Discover the 1762 Waterworks, a National Historic Landmark and America's first pumped municipal water system. Private blacksmithing demonstrations in the Smithy are available for groups.

Burnside Plantation with Garden

Explore the "Farm in the City"

Stroll the grounds of the 1748 - 1848 Burnside Plantation, the 6 1/2-acre "Farm in the City." Experience the workings of this 18th-century farm, plus explore the workings of one of only two operating high horse-powered wheels in the United States.

Lights on Main Street

Explore Bethlehem By Bus - Day or Night

Explore Historic Bethlehem by bus. A certified guide in 1700s-era Moravian dress leads your group through the national Historic Landmark District and shares the stories of Bethlehem's Moravian beginnings. Allow at least one hour for bus tours.

Bethlehem Walking Tour

Get Walking in Historic Bethlehem

Certified guides in 1700s-era Moravian dress lead your group on a one-hour walking tour in Historic Bethlehem. Walking Tours include our most requested Old Bethlehem Walking Tour, The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel, Church & Chapel Tour, and Death and Dying Cemetery Tour. You choose the topic; we'll arrange a customized walking tour for your group.

Hoover Mason Trestle 4

The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel

Learn how blast furnaces operated, why men needed brass checks to enter the gates, and which buildings housed the operations of Bethlehem Steel. This on-site walking tour gives groups insight into the daily life of a steel worker.

See What People Are Saying

"Kristen and her staff were very attentive to the needs of our group in terms of planning an excellent and unique experience for all of our [158] members. They developed a unique program for our group that highlighted the history of the Moravians and the city of Bethlehem. We had the opportunity to visit multiple buildings in Bethlehem in the company of extremely well informed guides.

All of the Historic Bethlehem staff were helpful, very knowledgeable, responsive to our requests and offered excellent suggestions to help enhance our meeting. The prices charged for all of our tours, building rentals, luncheon etc. was very reasonable and fell within our budget guidelines.

"I would recommend the staff at Historic Bethlehem to anyone planning an event in Bethlehem."

~ Paul Van Pernis
Meeting Coordinator, Early American Industries Association

"My family and I, a group of six, recently took a Custom Tour offered by Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites that included the colonial industrial and the residential areas of the 18th century Moravian settlement that became Bethlehem. Our guide was Keith, who met us at the Visitors Center in downtown Bethlehem, wearing Moravian garb, and took us around on a highly informative and entertaining 1 1/2 hour walk. Keith was extremely knowledgeable and did a terrific job of sharing his information and in answering questions. We were lucky that on the day we toured there was a blacksmith and a whitesmith at work, who were happy to do a little demonstration for our group. The whole experience was well-organized, educational and an enjoyable--a highlight of our weekend stay in Christmas City!"

~ James Spinner

For More Information on Group & Custom Tours:

Please contact our Office Manager, Marissa Chamberlin, at 610.882.0450 ext. 19.

Custom Tours must be booked at least 72 hours in advance and be a group of at least 4 people and at least 8 people during the Christmas season.

Group Tours of over 10 people should be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. These are typically the large buses and groups.


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