Allentown - Leigh County Historical Society

432 West Walnut Street
610-435-1074

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!



Reviews

Val Sajez

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

Anonymous

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
Hawks are great

Karen Lee Bitto

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

Edwin Chalas

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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

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Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
Awesome Museum!