Visit Moravian Historical Society
Explore history with Moravian Historical Society! Enjoy a guided tour of the 1740–1743 Whitefield House Museum and learn about the significant contributions Moravians made to music, art, education and culture in early America. The museum features an outstanding collection of objects connected to the establishment of the 18th-century Pennsylvania settlements of Nazareth and Bethlehem. Highlights include the first known piano made in America, oil paintings by John Valentine Haidt (1700–1780), the earliest-known violin made in the American Colonies, and a rare 18th-century rifle made by Andreas Albrecht at the Moravian settlement of Christian's Spring. The Whitefield House is located on the historic Ephrata Tract—the oldest Moravian site in North America.
Hours: Every Day from 1–4 p.m.
The Moravian Historical Society Museum Gift Store and its permanent and changing exhibitions are open seven days a week from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Moravian Historical Society is closed major holidays including Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
Tickets and Tour Options
The Moravian Historical Society museum, special exhibitions, and gift shop are located in the historic Whitefield House (1740–1743) and Gray Cottage (1740), the oldest surviving Moravian structure in North America.
Visitors can view the special exhibitions and take a docent-led tour of the museum. Tours of the museum are included with admission.
Moravian Historical Society allows walk-ins for tours if space is available. Purchase tickets through the link to ensure a spot for your preferred tour time. To reserve tickets for a tour, click here.
Museum admission is $6 per person, this includes a guided tour and access to special exhibitions.
Members enjoy free admission.
Children under 5 are free.
The special exhibition galleries and gift shop are located on the first floors of our historic buildings and are accessible by an entryway ramp. The museum galleries are on the second floor which is accessible only by stairs. We do not have air conditioning.
The beautiful Moravian Historical Society property is available to rent for weddings and other events. Contact us today!