Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


School Tours

Take your classroom back in time with Historic Bethlehem

chool Tour Group with children

Historic Bethlehem offers exciting, relevant, educational, and hands-on programs for students—all linked to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s standards.

Bring your students:

  • To the oldest building in Bethlehem
  • Down on the farm to churn butter and spin yarn
  • To get creative in our decorative arts museum
  • Or tour the Bethlehem Steel site

Can't make it out to our historic sites? Invite us into your classroom with a Virtual Program or the Traveling Trunk for a historic time! Check out our testimonials here!

Scroll down to explore our various programs and tours! To book a program or to design an event that fits your needs, contact Keith Sten at 610-691-6055 or ksten@historicbethlehem.org.

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School Program Pricing

Museum Visits & Walking Tours

*Tours of the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts are not accredited.

School Programs

Looking to make the most of your day in historic downtown Bethlehem? Book a second tour on the same day and get half-off the cost per student for the second tour! (Example: a visit to the Moravian Museum followed by a walking tour of the Colonial Industrial Quarter is $15 per student, total)

A portion of your total balance will be required at time of reservation as a non-refundable deposit to reserve the day(s) and time of your visit. The final balance is due two weeks before your visit.

Discount Opportunities

A discounted price can be offered when you schedule your program during our off season. You can also receive a $1 OFF the per-student-cost when you schedule your visit at least 6 months in advance. A minimum of 20 students is required to receive discounted rates.

Discount Promotion Eligible Programs Date of Visit Discount Available
Fall Season Programs Discount Burnside Plantation OR
Colonial Industrial Quarter
September - November $1 off regular cost
6 Months In Advance
All Programs Year-Round Promotion Additional $1 off
(applied in addition to other discounts received)


Thank you to the following funders for their support of our educational efforts through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.

To learn more about how your business can support HBMS’s dynamic educational efforts, contact Denise Shimer, dshimer@historicbethlehem.org or 610.882.0450 ext. 14.

Embassy bank
Fidelity Bank
Mortgage America


"This is the best interactive, role-playing historical tour we've ever been on."
- Westmont Christian Academy 8th grade

"If you love History, you'll love this tour.  You're guaranteed to learn something!"
Chris Gable Emmaus, PA

"It is a wonderful addition to our study of the Lehigh Valley history."
Slatington Elementary 3rd grade

"Wonderful experience, well organized, well presented."
- Farmersville Elementary 3rd grade

"It was hands-on and well-organized. The kids loved it!"
- Macungie Elementary 2nd grade

"Very educational, professional presenters."
- St. Theresa 3rd, 4th and 5th grade

"We get to see history and learn about history where it actually took place."
- Seven Generations, 5th grade

Thank you for a great field trip at Burnside. The students loved it, and learned a lot about early life on a plantation!
- Pocono Mountain East High School, Life Skills Class

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