1715 Plaza Lane
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: (610) 435-7880
Fax: (610) 432-2555
Arts & Museums
The Allentown Art Museum has been displaying local, historical, and famous works of art since 1934. The Museum features a permanent collection of both European and American art, and also hosts rotating exhibits throughout the year. The Allentown Art Museum is very family friendly.
The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum is a part of the larger institution the Lehigh County Historical Society, which is one of the country's biggest historical societies.The Heritage Museum houses galleries and exhibits that tell the story of the Lehigh Valley, and strives to preserve and illustrate the history of the region. Stop by the museum if you're interested in learning more about how the Lehigh Valley became what it is today.
This gorgeous museum, housed in a large, modern building officially opened to the public in 2008. Since then, the America on Wheels Museum has been living up to its mission, and educating visitors about the history of the automobile in America. The Museum houses everything from a bicycle from 1885 to a Prius from 2011, and nearly everything in between. With activities fit for kids and adults alike, the America on Wheels Museum is a great spot for anyone to visit!
A great place to have fun while learning about science, Allentown's Da Vinci Science Center is an enjoyable experience for adults and kids alike. Da Vinci offers a rotating schedule of exhibits to compliment their permanent galleries, and features exhibits on everything from ocean life to dinosaurs to space travel. The Museum has special rates for groups of ten or more, and also often hosts field trips and day camp visits.
The Liberty Bell Museum in Allentown is a historical landmark site, located in a church that once protected the Liberty Bell from British Destruction during the Revolutionary War. The Museum features a replica bell that visitors can ring, and other historical treasures. Stop by to learn about the role that Allentown played in preserving some of America's greatest historical possessions.
The Shelter House is a beautiful historic home that was built way back in 1734. This log cabin was initially known as Zufluchtshaus, and is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The Jacob Nicholas House, popularly known as the Little Stone House Museum is a beautiful structure. Built in 1807, this mansion was restored and refurbished with the furnishings given by Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society. This site gives you an insight into the house of a typical working American man.
A museum rich with history, the Bahr Mill Complex was built in 1897 to house Jacob Bahr’s woodworking and grit mill business. Today, the mill has been completely restored to give visitors a chance to view the historical equipment used by the family. Don’t forget to visit the museum shop on your way out and pick up some very cool souvenirs like the miniature hay rake exactly like the rake used by Lawrence Bahr. The mill is open only on summer weekends from 11:00a to 4:00p, and all other times by appointment.