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Address: 1461 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18018-1889
Phone Number: (610) 691-6055
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Part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, this beautiful 6.6 acre...

Part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, this beautiful 6.6 acre farm in the city features The homestead of James Burnside, an integral part of the Moravian farming system. Situated in a idyllic park, along the Monocacy Creek, the property contains the 18th and 19th-century farmhouse and summer kitchen, a large garden, two barns, and other outbuildings. Burnside is home to one of the few high horse powered wheels in the country!

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Good place to take family. Able to tour the plantation and learn about the way they cooked in summer kitchens. Also, Bethlehem police horses and there for you to see and learn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Manlius, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the gardens most of all. Not everything was open at the time of our visit, so there wasn't much to see, but we had a very nice, shaded walk through and around the grounds.

Thank beasdaughter
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a old farmstead that is in use as the City's stables for their police horses. I can't think of any other place where there is something like this. Really cool!

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good place to take family. Able to tour the plantation and learn about the way they cooked in summer kitchens. Also, Bethlehem police horses and there for you to see and learn about. Lot of yummy baked goods at the blueberry festival.

Thank GrandmaCindy1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We were here for the Blueberry Festival. What we enjoyed the most were: 1) Touring the Burnside home and benefiting from the knowledge of the guides sharing their passion for History and insights into the period. 2) Strolling through the period garden recreated as planted in the 1700s. 3) Getting acquainted with Allentown Mounted Police and their beautiful horses -... More 

1 Thank Carole S
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Nature and architect mixed very well The canal and steel factory must be seen University and the churches are magnificent Not crowded city on memorial weekend unsure about rest of the year only thing keeps this area alive is university I assume If you want quite vacation try this area

Thank tigujeykhan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. Enjoyed over visit and as we are locals will come again

1 Thank Donna C
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Burnside Plantation holds many events and the favorite of my family each year is the Blueberry Festival held in early July. We go in the morning and spend the whole day. It is usually very sunny so bring a lot of sunscreen and clothing for protection as you can get extremely red; there are lots of places to get shade... More 

4 Thank vzescape
Hazlet, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

My SO and I go to Burnside Plantation annually for their blueberry festival, which is a lot of fun. It would be worth the trip just for the blueberry (and other) pies, but they also have other delicious baked goods and treats like blueberry lemonade. There were also non-blueberry foods available (we enjoyed the corn nuggets, deep fried pickles, and... More 

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

If you enjoy family activities that have an old time feeling this will take you back to days where people wore very different types of clothing, and lived, ate, and entertained in a much simpler way than most of us do today. Great for children to see this bit of history.

1 Thank Shawn H
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is a great place to see how people once lived. It is an active farm during the spring/summer. The summer offers some special activities such as the Blueberry Festival which is very popular! There is a horse-drawn merry-go-round and pie-eating contests. There have been people there to have your questions answered about plants, flowers, veggies and anything else you... More 

1 Thank PackerGirl70

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