When traveling, you may want to immerse yourself into the culture of the area you’re visiting. One of the best ways to learn about the place is by visiting the local museums. Guests that stay at our bed and breakfast will not only enjoy all the Lehigh Valley museums but also the history of the inn itself. From touring the Allentown Art Museum to exploring the historical Goundie House, you are sure to gain in depth knowledge of the area. Here is a list of some of our favorite Lehigh Valley museums!
1753 Bachmann Publick House
Located on Northampton Street, the Bachmann Publick House is Easton’s only surviving 18th century tavern and oldest standing building. The three-story house was constructed in 1753 and has been restored to pristine condition. Today, it is the only colonial Courtroom remaining in Northampton County and was once the home to Northampton’s Court. Tour the place where famous persons such as Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, General John Sullivan, William Ellery and William Whipple all visited.
1810 Goundie House
In the heart of down town Bethlehem, the Goundie House was built in 1810 by John Sebastian. This gorgeous Federal-style brick house has been restored to pristine condition and features changing exhibits that reflect Bethlehem’s interesting history! Tour this beautiful home and catch a glimpse of times past.
Allentown Art Museum
Do you enjoy experiencing cultural heritage? This little gem in the heart of Allentown is worth checking out! The Allentown Art Museum offers excellent exhibitions, a world-class collection, programs and a unique Museum Store. With collections including European Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculpture, American paintings and sculpture from the last three centuries, Southeast Asian sculpture, international textiles, decorative arts, and a library designed by Frank Lloyd Wright you may spend all day enjoying all that the museum has to offer! Find out more about upcoming events by clicking here!
America on Wheels
Celebrate the history of transportation at the America on Wheels Museum. View the timeline of transportation from its roots, carriages and bicycles, to the latest technologies! Car enthusiast will relish in the variety of automobiles and more! The museum features several exhibits, special events, and the Lehigh Valley’s unique history of technological innovation. You are sure to learn something from the friendly staff that are eagle to share information.
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts
One out of only 15 in the United States, the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts is housed in three interconnected mid-1800s homes. It features changing exhibits, period rooms and galleries highlighting furniture, paintings, china, clothing and silver from over three centuries ago. Tour the museum and watch how style changes over the centuries!
When touring some of the best Lehigh Valley Museums, there is no better place to stay than the Sayre Mansion. Our guest rooms have a combination of old world class and modern luxuries that will make your time in Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley extraordinary. In addition, your stay includes a scrumptious breakfast each morning so you can take on the day ahead. Let the Sayre Mansion take care of you during your Lehigh Valley vacation for a memorable experience.
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