Allentown - Leigh County Historical Society

432 West Walnut Street

The Lehigh County Historical Society is one of the largest historical societies in America.  Our new 30,000 square foot headquarters museum The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum is a state-of-the-art climate-controlled facility that houses one of the finest historical research libraries in the state of Pennsylvania.  The Heritage Museum includes 6 galleries with more than 13,000 square feet of exhibits.

The Society administers 7 museum sites that date from Colonial America through the Industrial Revolution.  Our collection encompasses more than 35,000 historical artifacts, 80,000 vintage photographs, and nearly 3-million documents.

History provides a sense of proportion and perspective in people’s lives.  A person’s knowledge of history creates a more balanced and tolerant individual.  Visit us today; together we are proving that history matters!


Val Sajez

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Can always learn something new here!


Saturday, March 10, 2018
Hawks are great

Karen Lee Bitto

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
There was a lot of political information

Edwin Chalas

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Small, but detailed and very interesting. Not a place you could visit often however - their exhibits don't really change all that much

Cameron Smith

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
Awesome Museum!