The Moravian Historical Society
Your Place to Discover History
The Moravian Historical Society is a nonprofit museum and historic site that preserves, interprets, and celebrates the rich culture of the Moravians.
Located on the historic Ephrata Tract in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, we maintain the 1740–1743 Whitefield House and the 1740 Gray Cottage, the oldest surviving Moravian structure in North America. Recognized nationally and internationally for its significant collection and historically important 18th-century site and buildings, the Moravian Historical Society is the third oldest historical society in Pennsylvania. The museum offers permanent and changing exhibitions and a museum store that features gifts, books, and handmade artisan items.
Spooky Walking Tours!
Just in time for Halloween, the Moravian Historical Society is bringing back its wildly popular spooky walking tour!
Join us on Friday or Saturday during the last two weekends in October (23-24 and 30-31) at 7:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. for a lantern-led edition of our Historic Walking Tour. This costume-guided tour features spooky stories from the history of Nazareth.
Tickets required and sell out fast.
Saturday, December 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual holiday festival. Held on the lawn of the 1740–1743 Whitefield House, the festival includes holiday crafts, music, Historic Walking tours, family-friendly activities, and seasonal food and drinks!
We are now accepting applications for food and craft vendors for the Holiday Market!
In the middle of the Pennsylvania wilderness, there was a multi-racial Moravian community of master craftsmen and apprentices who thrived for a relatively short period of time. This exhibition explores the community, the people who lived and worked there, and the tremendous activity that took place in a relatively short period of time.
The exhibition opened on September 28. The Whitefield House museum is open every day from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.