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Lehigh County Heritage Center

432 W. Walnut Street, Allentown, PA
610 435-1074
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Allentown
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Type: Museums, Cultural

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Displays are well assembled and informative. The library is a wonderful assembly of a world full of information for the researcher and history lover. Great place to learn about the Lehigh Valley and their speakers are very educational and interesting. What a treasure!

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Endwell, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you like local history and background on the area this is a good place to start. My wife was more into it than I was and her rating would be higher. There is an historical building on site that we wanted to see but it was not open that day which was disapointing.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every library is different so save time by asking for assistance in navigating the publications. If you tell them what you are looking for, they will lead you to specific pubs. The library is located in a building that also has museums and books for sale. Parking is free behind the building. We used a coupon and got $1 off... More 

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a small place in the middle of downtown, but it has some real nice informative displays. The admission is not large. We enjoyed the Lincoln artifact and photo exhibit, but be advised that this will be leaving shortly, but I'm sure will be replaced. The Revolutionary war exhibit was nice. The history of the Lehigh Valley is quite... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

My wife and I visited the Center today and found it fascinating. It is well done and ven we as non-Americans could follow and understand. I hope that US Citizens are proud of the Center - you need to be.

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This center was very impressive. Lehigh County has very interesting history and they have done an excellent job in portraying it. Beautiful and informative exhibits. Much higher quality than one would usually expect in a county museum. The adjacent Library has a real expert in local history and archives who is adept at helping one research family history in the... More 

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This building houses much history of Lehigh county and has interesting temporary exhibits at times--baseball is the area, Lincoln artifacts, presidental history, etc. It is run by the Historical Society and is on the same property as the historic Trout Hall built in 1770.

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Allentown, PA.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Want to know why PA. may be the world's next oil giant? The unmatched majesty of our Hess's Dept. Store, famous actors portraying a likely debate Jefferson Davis & Abe Lincoln might have had discussing the pros & cons of beliefs, which lead to the Civil War.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

The Lehigh County Heritage Center in Allentown, PA, is a small museum with lots to offer. We have seen several exhibits there, but a very memorable one was the Lincoln exhibit several years ago. It was a comprehensive exhibit with artifacts, photographs, and other memorabilia of our 16th president. It is a worthwhile place to spend an afternoon.

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