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Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center

505 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5810
+1 610-691-6055
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A Great First Stop Here

We stopped here first as soon as we entered the lovely town. The Center is really nice and clean... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TheExplorerFamily
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Somerset, New Jersey
More than a Visitor Center

Located just steps from the Bethlehem Hotel on Main Street, the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
duck8to
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Montville, New Jersey
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The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center and Museum Store is your one stop shop and information center for everything you need to know about Historic Bethlehem! Purchase tickets to all Historic Bethlehem tours, pick up maps of the city to find your way around, get advice on where to have lunch and purchase beautiful souvenirs to remember your trip!
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  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gift shop” (11 reviews)
“bus tour” (4 reviews)
“main street” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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505 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5810
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+1 610-691-6055
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"a short walking distance"
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"staff was very friendly"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here first as soon as we entered the lovely town. The Center is really nice and clean, and is also a Gift and Souvenir Store with a fantastic collection of neatly arranged crafty and unique souvenirs, and the best smelling soaps and candles...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Located just steps from the Bethlehem Hotel on Main Street, the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is at the center of the Moravian Cultural Exhibits. The Moravian Museum, 1752 Apothecary, Historic Quarter, Nain-Schober House, Single Sister's House and Kremerer Museum of Decorative Arts are all within...More

Thank duck8to
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Inquisitive was my first thought as I entered this old building in which they housed modern gift shop and other articles of long ago for display. A great place to get your bearings as you frolic about the Main Street.More

Thank l0rrie0ne
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kristenwalsh2017, Director of Visitor Services and Community Outreach at Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Bethlehem. I encourage you to return on the weekends when our museums are open or later in Spring when we offer extended hours and our next exhibit opens, Time Capsule Bethlehem: Our Town...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

I was hoping to be wowed by the lights. That didn’t happen. But, the history, especially of the Moravians, was really interesting.More

Thank Karen B
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kristenwalsh2017, Director of Visitor Services at Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hi Karen, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review about your recent trip to Bethlehem. I'm so pleased to hear you found the history of the Moravians who founded Bethlehem as interesting as I do! I am sorry that you did...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We went on a fantastic walking tour with Lisa called Christmas City Stroll. It was about an hour long and covered about 4 square blocks. Very informative and interesting history of the Moravians and Bethlehem. Lisa was the perfect guide - informative, knowledgable, and friendly....More

Thank JaxNJ
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kristenwalsh2017, Director of Visitor Experience at Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you for your kind review. I am so happy we could help to make your holiday special with our walking tour. Leesa is a great guide and I'm glad you think so too! Happy New Year! Kristen

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

There are some exhibits in this lovely old historic home and you can sign up for tours such as the Bethlehem Lights tour. The shops offers a variety of goods and really nice souvenirs.More

Thank Kathy D
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kristenwalsh2017, Director of Visitor Experience at Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hi Kathy, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and our store. As a word of clarification - our bus tour is called the Bethlehem by Night tour. Guests can see some lights, but this...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Very informative and helpful! Many suggestions on what to do and see in Bethlehem ... plus some unique and nicely priced gift items!

Thank I5418YCdennisk
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kristenwalsh2017, Director of Visitor Experience at Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your visit to our Visitor Center and store! I'm glad you found items you liked and could share with friends and family this holiday season. Please visit again soon, Kristen

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

I purchased tickets for the Trees of Historic Bethlehem tour for a weekend trip with my fiance, brother and his girlfriend. We got the the visitor center which had a nice gift shop in it and some cool artifacts around. We were informed that the...More

Thank Tommy S
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kristenwalsh2017, Director of Visitor Experience at Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Hi Tommy, Thank you for taking the time to review our Trees of Bethlehem tour. I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience. While we would like to offer real trees, each tree is located within a historical site (most of these sites...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We did the Bethlehem by night tour originating from the visitors center. The tour was nice but not amazing. The visitors center hasn’t got much going for it other than a gift shop and a center to arrange tours from.More

Thank Jackalcall
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kristenwalsh2017, Director of Visitor Experience at Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our Bethlehem by Night tour and offering your views on our Visitor Center for Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites. We are always looking for ways to improve our Visitor Center and tour offerings and would like to...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

There really wasn't very much there, a small gift shop and it was connected to a fairly sparse historic home with a meager display of artifacts.More

Thank Wizard9145
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kristenwalsh2017, Director of Visitor Experience at Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for your review and for stopping in this week. I'm sorry our gift shop and 1810 Goundie House did not meet your expectations. The 1810 Goundie house has been transformed into a ticketing center for the holiday season and as such, we needed...More

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lrowe09
8 July 2017|
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Response from Kristen W | Property representative |
Hi there! Thank you for your question! Unfortunately, I don't know the hours of the creamery - we are the visitor center for Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, a non-profit organization which preserves and protects 20... More
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bubbiejill
27 March 2016|
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Response from Dillon S | Property representative |
Yes.If there is a specific item you would like, please call our museum store manager, 1-800-360-TOUR.
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BlueEagle7
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Response from Henry L | Reviewed this property |
I have same problem....sorry
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