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Lehigh County Heritage Center

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Address: 432 W. Walnut Street, Allentown, PA
Phone Number: 610 435-1074

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Lehigh Valley history plus excellent speaker series

Very good permanent display of Lehigh Valley area history. Also excellent one day programs of speakers or presentations on local events or personalities.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
Fred F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Very good permanent display of Lehigh Valley area history. Also excellent one day programs of speakers or presentations on local events or personalities.

Thank Fred F
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

A wonderful hidden treasure of Allentown. Learn something new each time you. Interesting and relevant displays. Go and enjoy!!!

Thank MrsN1990
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Wasn't easy for me to find but once I did I was glad! It was much bigger than I expected and the displays were very nicely done- really worth the trip

Thank tdoyle01
Salem, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We only gave ourselves an hour in our schedule to see the museum - that was a huge mistake. It has a TON of great history, artifacts, and information. I especially loved all the industrial history of the area, as well as the information on natural resources in the region. Right now there's also a fun exhibit on electric power... More 

Thank pobtm
Allentown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We visited this museum to view the exhibit of President John Kennedy. That exhibit was wonderful...SO much to see......and all professionally displayed. You'd have thought that we were in a fine museum in Philly or New York City! This exhibit was just a small part of what was on display here, though. We spent over two hours trying to take... More 

Thank LivinglifeinPA
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

What an amazing, all-inclusive museum about all-things Lehigh Valley! Visited Allentown for the first time in 20+ years and this was a one-stop trip down memory lane. From photographs to forgotten relics, from the special Lincoln exhibit to the giant book sale, this was a highlight of my trip. The staff is incredibly welcoming, friendly and accommodating. The museum is... More 

Thank arlen61
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Had not been to this museum in a number of years, but became a member after visiting one of their numerous historic sites. They will have an upcoming exhibit on President John Kennedy starting the beginng of October, 2015. The second floor covers much history, including Lincoln, the American Revolution, Lehigh Valley history and a county hall of fame. There... More 

Thank Pnemiller
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Have made about 5 visits to this museum for various displays including subjects such as Abraham Lincoln, Hess's department stores, baseball, lenni lennape indians, industrial history of the valley.American Civil War, etc.

Thank WaterboyII
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The museum is housed in an attractive building, but the point of view of most of the exhibits is the history of business in the area. The railroads, energy industries and the glory days of downtown Allentown are represented but there is little mention of unions or life for the average person working in those industries (with the exception of... More 

Thank RosiePearl
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I joined the heritage center last year and have not regretted it. The membership pays for itself in no time. They have many and varied programs throughout the year. Most programs are great for all ages. Members receive free admission to most programs. Worth the trip.

Thank terrimonroe7

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