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Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites will remain closed for visitation and special events until the CDC and the governmental agencies advise we are safe to resume face-to-face activities with our visitors and program attendees. This is a very necessary step as the health and safety of our staff and the community is of utmost importance now and in the future. We are dealing with new challenges and we are doing our utmost to share our history and heritage in an innovative way.

Please stay connected with us through our website, social media, and blogs. We value your support and commitment to our mission and would love to hear from you as our staff is working remotely. To share feedback, please send comments to: dshimer@historicbethlehem.org.

As of June 5, 2020 we are reopening the Visitor Center & Museum Store and 1810 Goundie House with the following hours:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Thursday: 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Friday: 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Saturday: 12 pm - 6 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Our other sites will remain closed for visitation until further notice.

Online Store

Support HBMS from the comfort of your home! We are offering safe pickup of items at our Visitor Center & Museum Store during open hours. Browse home decor, jewelry, personal care items, guide books, tickets, and more!

Heritage Trail

Experience Bethlehem on your own time at your own pace while practicing safe distancing - 6 links, 80 stops, and 275 years of history. Download the Heritage Trail to take the tour anytime.

Free Sundays at Home

Every Sunday, HBMS will send an email sharing resources to keep the kids entertained at home that will include multi-media resources including links to story time programs for kids, Career Corner and artifact spotlights, crafts, activities, and coloring pages of our historic sites. Check out the past week's content and sign up below.

Bag Lunch with Ilene Wood

Ilene Wood spotlights select handbags from her private collection, exclusively for HBMS. This is your chance to see unique purses that are not on display in the PURSEonality exhibition! Watch episodes below.

HBMS Blog

The HBMS blog highlights interviews with HBMS artists and collaborators, features historical topics such as self-care in the Victorian Era and other interesting subjects.

HBMS Art at Home

Through the Holiday Dinner and Art Auction, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites have introduced more than 600+ works of art from local artists into homes across the region and country. A few works have even found residence in other countries!

Do you have a piece of art that you have purchased from from Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites? We want to see it!

You can share by emailing a picture of you and the artwork you’ve collected at HBMS events to ccheponis@historicbethlehem.org or by posting your image to Facebook or Instagram and tagging Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites along with #HBMSArtAtHome.

Bethlehem Back When

Photos were posted on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that look back at Bethlehem throughout history. Glimpse day-to-day life in the images compiled from the Bethlehem Steel Archives.

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Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Registration and financial information about Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999, or on the web at www.dos.state.pa.us. Registration does not imply endorsement.