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Lehigh County Heritage Center

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My husband and I spent a couple of hours here on a cold afternoon. It is a lovely building and... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
northeastern US
Worth your time

Went here today--a rainy Friday in January--and we were the only patrons in the place. Must be... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Orefield, Pennsylvania
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432 W Walnut St, Allentown, PA 18102-5428
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

My husband and I spent a couple of hours here on a cold afternoon. It is a lovely building and there is a lot to see and take in. The history of the Lehigh Valley is rich and interesting. I learned a great deal about...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Went here today--a rainy Friday in January--and we were the only patrons in the place. Must be frustrating to the staff because the exhibits are excellent--Presidents, local history, a restored Rolls, and a special exhibit on Palmerton, historical home of New Jersey Zinc Company. Well...More

1  Thank gray_but_not_old
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I have been doing some genealogy and wanted to visit this museum to see the history of the pre-revolutionary period due to my family having been in the Lehigh Valley area. First of all we had a difficult time finding a place to park. Signage...More

1  Thank Janet L
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This museum does a beautiful job of presenting local Lehigh Valley history. Prior to coming here we had no idea this community had huge silk mills and was known for cigar making. The temporary exhibit on Presidents is very timely and puts controversy in perspective....More

1  Thank creativecrew
Reviewed 27 November 2016

A temporary exhibit presents portraits of all the Presidents, campaign memorabilia, and other items. Big posters ranking the Presidents and ranking their inaugural addresses detract from the educational value of the exhibit. Why not let the viewer draw their conclusions about the Presidents. Another exhibit...More

Thank Rock1774
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My husband and I checked this place out once, and joined as a member that same day. Interesting programs, very friendly staff, great place for kids to have fun and learn. Would recommend for every age.

Thank hotsync50
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This museum is a nice small museum, but its real charm is the wonderful programs it puts on. Authors and experts on all sorts of topics give talks. And when I was the scholastic team coach in an inner city high school, the head of...More

Thank popestcyril
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very good permanent display of Lehigh Valley area history. Also excellent one day programs of speakers or presentations on local events or personalities.

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 27 March 2016

A wonderful hidden treasure of Allentown. Learn something new each time you. Interesting and relevant displays. Go and enjoy!!!

Thank MrsN1990
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Wasn't easy for me to find but once I did I was glad! It was much bigger than I expected and the displays were very nicely done- really worth the trip

Thank tdoyle01
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