Summer Events at the 1803 House

Location: 55 South Keystone Avenue, Emmaus PA 18049;

2022 Passport to History Event Date to be announced soon...

2022 Lehigh Valley Passport to History at the 1803 House

2022 Lehigh Valley Passport to History...July 23rd from 10am to 4pm and July 24th from noon to 4pm: The Lehigh Valley Passport to History Month will be the whole month of July for 2022. It is a celebration of local history, stories, and the community
 that brings Lehigh Valley history to life. The event gives an opportunity for visitors, to explore local history through a variety of museum tours, interactive exhibits, children’s activities, and more. To date, thirty-six historic sites have signed on to open their
doors for free tours, activities and programs for visitors of all ages. The 1803 House will be open on July 23rd from 10am to 4pm
and on the 24th from noon to 4pm in participation with this event. The 1803 House will be featuring vintage toys and games with hands on fun for all, an outdoor photo scavenger hunt, personal house tours, archaeological dig news and our herb garden in full bloom. This year we will be featuring an old-fashioned “Peppermint Stick Lemon Squeeze”, which we call “Jacob’s Juice,” and old-fashioned lemonade. Enjoy a drink and snacks under our big Butternut shade tree. The 1803 House is located at 55 South Keystone Avenue, Emmaus, PA. Any questions email  That same weekend several sites near the near the 1803 House will also be open the same times…Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society, Emmaus Historical Society, Knauss House, Lower Macungie Township Historical Society and, Shelter House. Below are some pictures from our 2021 event.  
Go to Passport to History Website.    

2021 Lehigh Valley Passport to History at the 1803 House

2021 Lehigh Valley Passport to History...August 14th-15th: The “Grand Opening” this past weekend at the 1803 House was a big success. In participation with the Lehigh Valley Passport to History Month, the 1803 House was open for the first time in 19 months with vintage candle making, outdoor photo scavenger hunt, personal house tours, archeological dig update, history of the Emmaus Moravian settlers, herb garden display, those wonderful old fashioned root beer floats and just relaxing under the shade tree. Thank you to those who visited and the Lehigh Valley Passport to History for organizing this wonderful event! Our next event will be “Old Fashioned Christmas” at the 1803 House.  Go to Passport to History Website



1803 House Tours:

Step inside and go back in time to the early 1800's after the Moravians had settled in Emmaus. 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. The 1803 House offers tours by appointment only for families, groups or individuals. Each tour is given by 1803 House Board members. Since we totally rely on donations to achieve our mission, we would greatly appreciate a donation. To Visit;