Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Saturdays at Burnside

Visit Burnside Plantation on Saturdays for family fun!

Saturdays, April - November

10 am - 12 pm

1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem

Each Saturday we invite you to visit Burnside Plantation for historic fun! Parking is available on site.

Visitors will be able to learn more about the barns, buildings, and gardens that have been a part of the Moravian community since 1748. Bring the kids along for fun outdoor activities and crafts each week! Burnside Plantation is also dog-friendly, so bring your furry friends along as well!

Weekly Activities include:

  • Meet the Gardeners
  • Peek inside the Burnside House
  • Experience the Summer Kitchen
  • Complete the Burnside leg of the Heritage Trail
  • Monthly and weekly kid's crafts and activities
  • Burnside Barn Tour

Open to all: You Point, We Pick!

The award-winning Colonial Garden at Burnside Plantation is bursting with organically grown produce, herbs, and flowers now available to all visitors!


We welcome the public to visit the garden on Saturday, October 2 between 9:30 and 11:30am for You Point, We Pick! Visitors can point out anything you'd like to take home, and our volunteers will pick it for you in exchange for a donation of your choice. Cash and credit will be accepted. Visit throughout the season as all different vegetables, herbs, and flowers will be in bloom!


Please bring your own bags, baskets, or buckets, as we will not provide any materials other than the plants.


Please Note: The Colonial Garden at Burnside Plantation is not pick-your-own. We use many of our plantings for charity and educational purposes. Availability of all items is not guaranteed, and produce is first-come, first-served.

Kid's Activities

Kids will be able to discover the Colonial Garden and do a fun farm craft during their visit. Every month there is a new craft to make each weekend with extra activities on certain weekends. These outdoor activities and crafts are fun for visitors of any age! See the monthly schedule below.


Monthly Activity - Available every weekend in October!

Mini Scarecrow Craft  -  Make your own mini scarecrow and learn about the harvest season at Burnside.


October 23rd& 30th - Pumpkin decorating

Paint a pumpkin to celebrate the fall harvest at Burnside!


October 30th- “Colonial Trick or Treat”

Visit Burnside in style in your Halloween costume and go trick or treating for some colonial goodies!

Love Gardening?

Watch Head Burnside Volunteer Gardener, Pat Corpora, speak with Mike McGrath from PBS39/WLVT's You Bet Your Garden about:

  • The history of Burnside's fabulous garden
  • What we plant there today
  • And how you can get involved!

Volunteers make the garden and activities at Burnside Plantation possible each year.

Annual Events at Burnside Plantation

For more information, please contact the Visitor Center:
1.800.360.TOUR    |   info@historicbethlehem.org


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