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Lehigh County Heritage Center
Ranked #16 of 41 things to do in Allentown
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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 the entrance fee (we paid $5 each). You can use a laptop but bags and purses are to be stored in lockers (free). There was no time limit on how long we could use the library. No scanners or photos are allowed and it was 55 cents for a photocopy. I didn't have enough time to research everything I would have liked, but did find the one thing I hoped to get from the trip! (death date and burial location of an ancestor). That meant another road trip to a cemetery where we found several ancestors - and it was not a cemetery we would have looked in without first going to LCHC.

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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 informative especially for those of use who live there. My only negative comment would be that the exhibit runs on into the exhibits of energy and America's first female general officer. Despite this we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The staff was friendly. Parking is behind the building but check the website on how to find it, because of all of the one way streets and small side streets.

Thank tank1050
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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.

Thank HermanK449
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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 area.

1  Thank JamesDMo
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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.

2  Thank Pnemiller
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