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Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

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Address: 66 W Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5805
Phone Number: 610 691 6055
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Part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, this museum focuses on the...

Part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, this museum focuses on the life of the region's early German Protestant settlers.

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Everything I would want to know about the early Moravian Christian church and community in Bethlehem, PA

We had a great guide and she is what made this tour interesting. We were there with friends. The Moravians are a good example of a Religious group that successfully created a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melissa R
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great guide and she is what made this tour interesting. We were there with friends. The Moravians are a good example of a Religious group that successfully created a community that fulfilled the needs of their members and were able to to also minister to other groups.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice museum in Bethlehem with lots of old maps about the history of bethlehem! Lots of other cool displays too! Great place to spend some time.

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White Plains, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bethlehem Pennsylvania is like stepping back in time. We were there during Musikfest, which was great. However we found out the next day that the historic buildings, including churches and museums, are closed, locked up and you need to call 48 hours in advance and/or make a reservation at The Visitor's Center for a tour. The oppressive heat kept us... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't know much about Moravian history until I visited the museum. They have it well laid out and it gives you a good sense of how the Moravians got settled in the area.

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my family to Bethlehem to see where I grew up. So many changes. The Moravian Museum and Kemerer Museums are a must!

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Thank RAY A
pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Wonderful tour. The tour was about an hour long. This tour is not handicap accessible. It is a very old building, and as expected, the floors are a bit uneven, there are stairs to climb, and the ceilings are low. The guide was informative and interesting.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Twenty of us had a wonderful and informative tour with Kathy. Her enthusiasm and knowledge made our tour fun and a great learning experience. She loves her job and has put a lot of time into learning about the Moravians. I would highly recommend this tour as well as any of the sights in Betlehem.

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Thank rsmitter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Rachel, our docent, was fabulous! She provided an in depth picture of the Moravian history and lifestyle in the 1700's.

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The Moravian Museum is chock full of artifacts, furniture, dolls, musical instruments, and generally everything that reflects what it was like to live in Moravian Bethlehem in the 18th Century. Beginning with the large Saal (community meeting room) upstairs, and continuing on through all the bedrooms, music room, bed where Lafayatte was tended by Moravians during the Revolution, and a... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Our docent , Madeline, was amazing. Both my husband and I learned so much about the culture and events on the early settlement of the Moravians, from their journey from Europe to America and their earliest settlement in Georgia. She included some very interesting aspects of daily "family life" and structure based on their religious beliefs which sound very strange... More 

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