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 widely for its significant collection and historically important 18th-century site, ​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.


Saturday, August 14 at 4 p.m. Historic Nazareth Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting stroll through beautiful, historic Nazareth with a knowledgeable tour guide! Join us at the Whitefield House at 4 p.m. every second Saturday from March through September. $8 for everyone (under 5 years of age are free). Tours last 45 minutes to an hour. Members are free!

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August is Passport to History Month.

The Moravian Historical Society will participate in Passport to History on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22 with free admission and fun activities for families.

Passport to History Month is a celebration of local history, stories, and the community that bring Lehigh Valley history to life. Each weekend in August, participating historic and cultural sites will open their doors to the public with tours, activities, and programs for visitors of all ages.

Expanded from last year’s Passport to History Weekend, the month-long celebration allows history buffs and local residents to reach more of the area’s historic sites.

Child-friendly tours and children’s activities and games will be available for tons of family fun!

To learn more and find the list of participating sites and dates, visit: https://lvhistory.org/


Calling all Artisans!

The Moravian Historical Society is accepting vendor applications for the Harvest Festival taking place on Saturday, October 23. 

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In case you missed it... 

You can enjoy one of our virtual programs by clicking the video icon. 

Current Exhibition

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. 

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