Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

Basic Information

Address: 505 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone Number: 800-360-TOUR

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Varies

Take your classroom back in time with Historic Bethlehem!

Historic Bethlehem offers exciting, relevant, educational, and hands-on programs for students--all linked to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's standards.

Bring your students:

  • To the oldest building in Bethlehem
  • Down on the farm to churn butter and spin yarn
  • To get creative in our decorative arts museum
  • Or tour the Bethlehem Steel site

Can't make it out to our historic sites? Invite us into your classroom with a Virtual Program or the Traveling Trunk for a historic time!

Grade Levels:
Admission/Tickets: Varies per program
Length of Visit: Varies per program
Reservations Needed: Yes, contact Education Manager, Keith Sten to reserve your tour.
Mission Statement:

The mission of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is to bring history to life by educating the public about Bethlehem’s rich heritage, by preserving historic sites and by collecting, preserving and exhibiting historical and artistic objects that can be used to tell the stories of Bethlehem’s people.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Historic Bethlehem Partnership will establish itself as the premier historical organization in our region by presenting, powerfully and credibly, three centuries of Bethlehem's unique history. Well maintained buildings and sites, collections that are accessible through exhibits and for research, and educational programs designed to engage diverse members of the community will engender a sense of place that connects one generation to another, showing the zeal and commitment of Bethlehem's Moravian founders and the strength and foresight of our industrial community in forging our American nation.


"This is the best interactive, role-playing historical tour we've ever been on."
- Westmont Christian Academy 8th grade

"If you love History, you'll love this tour. You're guaranteed to learn something!"
- Chris Gable Emmaus, PA

"It is a wonderful addition to our study of the Lehigh Valley history."
Slatington Elementary 3rd grade

"Wonderful experience, well organized, well presented."
- Farmersville Elementary 3rd grade

"It was hands-on and well-organized. The kids loved it!"
- Macungie Elementary 2nd grade

"Very educational, professional presenters."
- St. Theresa 3rd, 4th and 5th grade

"We get to see history and learn about history where it actually took place."
- Seven Generations 5th grade