Visit Moravian Historical Society
Explore history with Moravian Historical Society!
The Moravian Historical Society Museum, special exhibitions, and Museum Store are located in the historic Whitefield House (1740–1743) and Gray Cottage (1740), the oldest surviving Moravian structure in North America. 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, made by John Antes
A rare 18th-century rifle made by Andreas Albrecht at the Moravian settlement of Christian's Spring
The Moravian Historical Society is located on the historic Ephrata Tract—the oldest Moravian site in North America.
Hours: Open Daily 1:00-4:00 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. (except on major holidays).
Admission includes a docent-led guided Museum Tour and access to special exhibitions.
Students (Under 18): $6
Seniors (65+): $6
Children (Under 5): Free
The Moravian Historical Society is committed to providing access to everyone in our community. We are a proud member of “Museums for All” and provide free admission to those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits). This benefit applies to every member of the household.
We are also a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families.
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.
Walking Tours and Group Tours
The Moravian Historical Society is pleased to offer group tours of the Museum, including tours designed with activities for children and school tours. For more information, click here.
For information on the Historic Nazareth Walking Tour, offered the second Saturday of every month, click here.
The beautiful Moravian Historical Society property is available to rent for weddings and other events. Learn more!
Moravian Historical Society allows walk-ins for Museum tours if space is available. Purchase tickets before your arrival to ensure a spot for your preferred tour time.