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Church & Chapel Tour


Learn about the history of Bethlehem's oldest buildings of worship, the 1741 Gemeinhaus, the 1751 Old Chapel, and Central Moravian Church Sanctuary, that are still inspiring visitors today.

Leaves from the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem
66 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Explore the history of the buildings themselves, as well as the structure of the worship services that were held there.

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This unique opportunity begins in the oldest building in town, Bethlehem’s 1741 Gemeinhaus, where the Moravians who founded Bethlehem first worshiped over 270 years ago. Hear the in-depth story of America’s oldest Bach Choir, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, and its renowned founder J. Fred Wolle

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Next, walk the very path the Bethlehem founders took through the Gemeinhaus into the 1751 Old Chapel, a very popular wedding venue.

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Guests will then be guided next door to the Central Moravian Church. Once inside, the tour guide will give a history of the construction and alterations to the church over time.

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Church and Chapel Tour, Old Chapel and Central Moravian Church

See what our visitors are saying about the Church & Chapel Tour...

"My husband and I loved the tour. Guide was very informative. Nice to see the Inside of the historic buildings in our own area. We travel a lot and take tours in other cities it was our first in our area. We would recommend this tour to our friends and we will watch for other tours to come up." ~ Sue V., March, 2018


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