Welcome to the 1803 House

in Emmaus, Pennsylvania


In 1803 Jacob Ehrenhardt, Jr. built this stone, Federal-style home for his wife Susanna and their four daughters, Barbara, Anna Marie, Anna Eleonora and Suzanna.  At that time it was located near the Moravian Church, surrounded by crop fields, the South Mountain and a stream nearby on a plot of land owned by his father, Jacob Ehrenhardt Sr.  Click here for more history on the 1803 House.

Click Here for Photo Tour of the 1803 House...step inside and go back in time to the early 1800's after the Moravians had settled in Emmaus.  The house preserves the architecture of the Moravian culture of  Colonial Pennsylvania and illustrates the lifestyle of Colonial America. This beautiful renovated "time capsule" is a vital link to our heritage and one of the oldest structures in Emmaus.

The 1803 House is l
ocated at 55 South Keystone Avenue in Emmaus, PA, is managed by The Friends of the 1803 House and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places Click Here to Help Us or To Become a Member or For a Tour or Educational Opportunities.

This 'n' That:

For the Christmas Holidays colonialists decorated their homes with fruit.  In the picture below, what is the green round fruit that surrounds the 1803 House Christmas Tree?  Click Here to get the Answer....

What's Happening at the 1803 House?

[Click here for articles on what's happening]

Restoration of Front Door and Kitchen Door is finally complete...[pictures to right]

New Buck Fence is Constructed by Jason Kleckner [right]...Click here for pictures or Here for Morning Call Article;
Archaeology Resumes with Lehigh University Professor David Small [right]...Click here to see progress;
New Trundle Bed Acquired [right];


2016 Events at the 1803 House:

"A Very Merrie Halloween"...October 1, 2016...Click Here for information and photo gallery 
This event Is always the first Saturday of October and is held at the 1803 House.  It is a festival of juried fall and Halloween crafts, local food vendors, kids activities [storytelling, pumpkin decorating, games, crafts, costumed Halloween parade, and  the Wildlands Conservancy's Scary Wild Creatures"], "Pick-A-Prize" Raffle, live alpacas, an old fashioned "Bake Walk", locally grown produce, 1803 House tours, plus so much more! 

Old Fashioned Christmas at the 1803 House...December 3, 2016...Click here for more information or P
hoto Gallery.
This event is always help the 1st Saturday of December at the 1803 House,  Come and enjoy the fire in open hearth baking gingerbread, warm cider, holiday treats, Christmas tree with colonial  decorations, window sill decorated by members of the Emmaus Garden Club,  ornament-crafting for the children, beeswax ornaments and other holiday items for sale, "1803 House Church Baby" sale, annual homemade wreath sale and holiday tours of the house.  

2016 Events the Friends of the 1803 House Participates In:

     Emmaus Farmers Market...1st Sunday of Apr-Dec from 10am to 2pm...Click Here for information


Introducing the "1803 House Church Baby"

I am a little “1803 House Church Baby” doll,
made from a hankie and tied in knots, so small.
On the way to the Moravian church,
little ones carry me holding me so carefully.
And when settled in the pews, we play together oh, so peacefully.
At times I may be dropped on the floor, but do not fear
I do not make any sound, which I want to make perfectly clear.
Of course babies love me as well,
When my head is filled with sugar cubes or candy, do tell.

The “1803 House Church Babies” are made by the Friends of the 1803 House Board members.
They are available for purchase at any 1803 House event or open house and the Emmaus Farmers Market
for $5.00 to $7.00
For more information...“1803 House Church Baby” 

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