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Visit, Explore, Experience almost three centuries of Bethlehem's rich heritage through walking tours, museum admission, & more!

Take a look at our special tours being offered. Please make appointments for any custom tours at least 24-48 hours’ notice.

Contact the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Visitor Center at 1.800.360.TOUR for more information or any questions.

Old Bethlehem Walking Tour

Leaves from the Visitor Center

505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

With our certified guide in period dress, the tour group will learn the story of Bethlehem’s unique beginnings in 1741.

Date:

  • Tuesday - Thursday at 12pm
  • Friday-Sunday at 12 & 3 pm

Price: $15

Behind-the-Scenes Dollhouse Tour

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

See one of the Nation’s largest dollhouse collections in our state of the art Collections Resource Center!

Date: Sunday, August20

Time: 1 & 2:30 pm

Price: $25 for Non-Members, $20 for Members

*Tickets must be purchased IN ADVANCE.

Colonial Industrial Quarter Walking Tour

Leaves from the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Tour America's earliest industrial park & learn how Moravian colonialists used trade skills to become self-sufficient.

Dates: Friday - Sunday

Time: 1:30 pm

Price: $15

Heritage Trail

Pick up audio device from the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Experience Bethlehem on your own time and at your own pace with the use of handheld audio devices.

Dates: Tuesday - Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm

Price: $12

1752 Apothecary Tour

Leaves from the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center,

505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Find out how the Moravians treat the infirm and ailing & what types of medical practices were established in early Bethlehem.

Dates: By Appointment

Price: $15

John Adams Bethlehem Walking Tour

Leaves from the Visitor Center

505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

See Bethlehem through John Adams' eyes on this tour led by a costumed guide & discover the role historic Bethlehem played during the Revolutionary War.

Dates: By Appointment

Price: $15

Church & Chapel Tour

Leaves from the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Learn about the oldest buildings of worship in Bethlehem that are still inspiring visitors today.

Dates: By Appointment

Price: $15

Christmas City Stroll

Leaves from the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Discover the story of Bethlehem’s unique beginning in 1741, the tales of a candle-in-every-window, and the renowned Bethlehem Star.

Dates: By Appointment

Price: $15

Death & Dying Cemetery Tour

Leaves from the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

66 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Take a walk - if you dare - on our historic cemetery tour! Your certified, costumed guide will meet you inside the oldest building in Bethlehem, the 1741 Gemeinhaus, to learn about the early Moravians, their early medical care and communal way of life.

Dates: By Appointment

Price: $15

The Hoover-Mason Trestle Tour

Leaves from Steelstacks Visitor Center

711 E. First St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

The heart and soul of Bethlehem Steel, The Hoover Mason Trestle, is the closest you can get to the crucible of iron and steel making in America. Hear the incredible stories of the men of steel.

Dates: Thursday - Sunday at 11 am, film begins at 10:30 am

*Tours will run at 2:30pm, film beginning at 2pm starting July 1, 2017.

Price: $15 for tour; $18 for tour plus a screening of "Bethlehem: The Christmas City"

The Rise & Fall of Bethlehem Steel

Leaves from Steelstacks Visitor Center

711 E. First St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Learn how blast furnaces worked, why men needed brass checks to get in the gate every morning, and which buildings housed which operation on this on-site walking tour that gives visitors a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a steel worker.

Dates: Thursday - Sunday at 1 pm, film begins at 12:30 pm

Price: $15 for tour; $18 for tour plus a screening of "Bethlehem: The Christmas City"

1810 Goundie House

501 Main St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Explore the history of colonial brewing with the Bethlehem Brewed & Distilled exhibit in the first Federal-style house in Bethlehem.

Date: Friday - Sunday

Time: 11 am - 4 pm

Price: Self-guided tours by donation

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

427 N. New St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Discover three centuries of style & design at the only decorative arts museum in Pennsylvania.

Date: Friday - Sunday

Time: 11 am - 4 pm

Single-Site Museum Pass: $10

Multi-Site Museum Pass: $20

Moravian Museum of Bethlehem - 1741 Gemeinhaus

66 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

Tour the oldest surviving building in Bethlehem & hear the story of the 18th century Moravian settlers.

Date: Friday - Sunday

Time: 11 am - 4 pm

Single-Site Museum Pass: $10

Multi-Site Museum Pass: $20

Create a lasting, one-of-a-kind experience for your group, family members, wedding parties, clubs, or corporate teams. Our staff will help you create a visit that is customized to your interests, time frame, and price points.

From tours of Bethlehem Steel or the city’s earliest trades, to tours on medicine, decorative arts, or even cemeteries, we offer a topic that will interest your group. Mix and match from the tours below, or suggest a topic your group would love to learn more about.

Pair your tour with food, activities, and souvenirs. Historic Bethlehem creatively packages its tours with hands-on crafts, live demonstrations, fun takeaways, merchandise, luncheons, or hors d’oeuvres. Our groups can get dirty in the blacksmith shop, garden in our colonial plots, and get crafty in our decorative arts museum. The possibilities are endless.

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For more information, please contact Kristen Walsh at 1.800.360.TOUR.

"Wonderful tour guide with a wealth of knowledge and information. 5 star tour!"

"Our guide, Madeline, is very knowledgeable about the history of Bethlehem. The tour was very interesting and worth our time. A wonderful tour and provided interest to return someday."

"Tavia Minnich was our presenter. She arrived wearing the traditional woman's outfit of the early Moravian community. Tavia was very enthusiastic and her knowledge and passion for the history of Bethlehem was evident throughout her presentation. She spoke to us for about 45 minutes and answered all of our questions. One of the comments made was, 'There is a woman who loves her job.'" -  Bethlehem Women's Club

*The Docent On Main program is funded in part by the Northampton County Hotel Tax Grant.


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