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 Check out our Upcoming Event  "A Very Merrie Halloween" on October 3rd

Events at the 1803 House in 2015:
"A Very Merrie Halloween" [pictures on right]...October 3rd from 10:00am to 4:00pm
"Old Fashioned Christmas at the 1803 House" [pictures on right]...
December 5th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm

2015 Events the Friends of the 1803 House Participate In:
History Expo 2105 Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum...
March 28th from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Emmaus Farmers Market...
1st Sunday from April -November from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Emmaus Public Library's 75th Anniversary Celebration...May 11th through May 16th 
Emmaus Community Day...June 21, 2015 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

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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