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.  Read more about the history of the 1803 House...

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" of the past is a vital link to our heritage and one of the oldest structures in the borough of Emmaus.

Located: 55 South Keystone Avenue, Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Managed by:  The Friends of the 1803 House
 The 1803 House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places
Help Us to preserve a part of Emmaus History... Become a Member!
Contact us for a Tour
or Educational Opportunities

Click here to see wh
at's happening at the 1803 House:
[Pictured on right]
New Buck Style Fence
[View Morning Call Article];
Archaeology Resumes;
New Trundle Bed; 

Restoration of Front and Kitchen Doors; 


Events at the 1803 House in 2015:
"A Very Merrie Halloween" [pictures on right]...October 3rd from 10:00am to 4:00pm - View East Penn Press Article

"Old Fashioned Christmas" at the 1803 House" [pictures on right]...
December 5th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fire in open hearth, 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, paper cast ornament for sale, basket weaving, "1803 House Church Baby" sale, annual homemade wreath sale and holiday tours of the house. There will be other events in Emmaus Plus other historic sites in Emmaus will be open. Check out the
Photo Gallery....

2015 Events the Friends of the 1803 House Participate In:
Emmaus Farmers Market...1st Sunday from April -December from 10:00am to 2:00pm [more 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” 

Take A look inside:

Merrie Halloween & Old Fashioned Christmas


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