All Events at the 1803 House

Location: 55 South Keystone Avenue, Emmaus PA 18049;


Have a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season from the "Friends of the 1803 House!"

1803 House Events:

Spring Events:
2020 "Goblets & Games"...summer date to be determined and with details to follow.  This fundraiser will help us to continue to restore our colonial windows on the 1803 House. Come and enjoy an afternoon with wine, food, music and games. Go to Spring Events;

Emmaus Heritage Alliance Education to be determined: The 1803 House, the Shelter House, God's Acre and the Knauss Homestead will be hosting a Pilot Program with the East Penn School District.  Third graders from five elementary schools will explore and learn about their community, the history of Emmaus and how children lived during the time periods of each site. 2019 East Penn Article
Summer Events:

Lehigh Valley Passport to History...August 14-15, 2021: The 1803 house is partnering with many other historic sites in Pennsylvania's Lehigh and Northampton counties.  Come visit the 1803 House on August 15th and 16th from noon to 4pm. The activities will include vintage candle making, outdoor house photo scavenger hunt, tours of the 1803 House and showcasing our new herb garden where we will talk about the colonial usage and remedies of each herb.  We will also be serving root beer floats in a commemorative 1803 House mug with Longacre's vanilla ice cream and A-Treat root beer.Go to Passport to History Website;

Fall Events:
"2020 Fall Event" to be determined with details to follow: This fundraiser will help us to continue to restore our colonial windows on the 1803 House. Come and enjoy some beer, food and music. Go to Fall Events; 

Winter Events: 
Old Fashioned Christmas at the 1803 House...December 3, 2022 from 10am to 2pm [2021 Flyer]:
There will be: a fire in the open-hearth baking apple cobbler, holiday treats; Christmas tree with colonial decorations; window sills decorated by members of the Emmaus Garden Club; Decorated Douglas Fir holiday wreaths for sale or buy a wreath to take home to decorate; Ornament crafting for the children: a "Very Merrie Wine Pull"; 1803 House and holiday items for sale; Scale models of Emmaus historic sites by Andre Fatula; How were wreaths decorated in 1803? Stop by and see; Holiday tours of the house and so much more; Other; historic Emmaus sites will be open: The Emmaus Historical Society, The Knauss Homestead;The Shelter House;  Plus many holiday events happening in Emmaus; Go to Winter EventsMorning Call Article;  Holiday Photo Summary; 

Emmaus Events:

Emmaus Founders Day...[date and details coming soon]: In 2019 the Knauss Homestead and the 1803 House partnered to sponsor the Emmaus Founders Day in honor of the Knauss and Ehrenhardt families, founders of Emmaus. This is the day to remember a major event occurred to celebrate, give thanks and to reflect upon the evolution of our community. It is an event to reflect on the foundation of our 'village small' created by Sebastian Knauss and Jacob Ehrenhardt. It is a time to look back at our historical journey and to look ahead to sustain the welfare of all persons that call Emmaus home. A dinner is prepared by Licensed 2 Grill. 2019 East Penn Press article;

Emmaus Heritage Festival...{date and details coming soon]
Live music, crafts, food trucks, displays, games and so much more at the Emmaus Historical Society 2018 Main Street.
Historical Society Facebook Pictures.

"Old Fashioned Christmas" in Emmaus...Saturday December 5, 2020 from 10am to 8pm: This event is always the 1st Saturday  of December in Emmaus at the Triangle.  All historic homes will be open along with many holiday celebration activities throughout the town of Emmaus.  Winter Event Photo Gallery

Volunteer at the 1803 House:

  The Friends of the 1803 House are always looking for volunteers at out Fundraiser Events, Education Programs and restoration/construction projects.
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Sponsorship Opportunities:


Please consider sponsoring one of our restoration or construction projects, our education programs or our fundraiser events...Contact us
For a Sponsorship, click on the "Become a Sponsor" button and mail it with your tax-deductible donation.