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Moravian Museum

66 W Church St, Bethlehem, PA
610 691 6055
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Bethlehem
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, this museum focuses on the life of the region's early German Protestant settlers.
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225 reviews 225 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

First I must note that the city of Bethlehem, PA is listed in the 1000 Places to See before you Die US edition and the Moravian Museum is one of the specific places to visit. And I am quite happy I did visit as I knew nothing about the Moravian before this (or at least don't remember any of it).... More

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

If you visit Bethlehem do not miss this! My 3rd visit and finally was able to do this wonderul tour. You will learn all about the Moravians, how they got the name Moravians, where they came from and how they came to be in Bethlehem, their beliefs and influence here. I had wanted to see the inside of the Gemeinhaus... More

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Smithfield, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Missed this the first time we visited Bethlehem. Will go back again. Don't miss the delightful stroll among the preserved and restored buildings of Historic Bethlehem. The Moravians have done a great job providing a great lesson in history.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We took the "Death and Dying in Early Bethlehem Cemetery Tour" sponsored by the Historic Bethlehem Society and enjoyed it. This is not some silly spooky Halloween thing. We learned actual history of how the Moravian's viewed death and the traditional rituals that were common at the time they settled in Pennsylvania. Kathy dressed in traditional clothing of the era,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Paid $12 per person as a package deal with the Kemmerer. The docent gave a terrific tour and overview of the Moravians, their beliefs and influence here. Some of the elderly had difficulting walking up the hill and then the staircase I noticed, but it is just one flight. You can spend about an hour on the tour (happen on... More

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

While strolling along the street of Bethlehem, you can't miss the influence of the first Moravian settlers.The place to start is the museum. The house is not large, but gives you the right understanding of the founding years with lots of historical artifacts and you may come away with a new knowledge.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Found this little hidden gem while visiting the shops in Downtown Bethlehem. A wonderful tidbit of history and for free! They do however ask for donations to help with preservation.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I knew just a little about Moravian missionaries in Ohio but next to nothing about their "base" in Bethlehem, PA. The guided tour through the museum in the original meeting house filled in a lot.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

In the city of Bethlehem, you will find lots about the Moravians who essentially founded this place. The place to start is this museum. We had a an extremely personab;e guide who was still in her teens but really enjoyed what she did. You will learn all about the founding years, see lots of artifacts and come away with new... More

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USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

I had heard of the Moravians before I came here, but I couldn't really say who they were or what they believed in. This museum and the knowledgeable guide provided a good introduction. I highly recommend a guided tour.

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