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Move with us through the magical mirror of time.
Tours are available at regularly scheduled times during the hours listed below. Unanticipated circumstances may require the closing of a site; we recommend that you call us at 610-435-1074 to verify that the site will be open.

 

Step into the the era of the American Revolution as you explore Trout Hall.


414 Walnut St. • Allentown, PA 18102

Impressive Trout Hall, a colonial stone mansion built in 1770 and Allentown's oldest
home, was the summer estate of James Allen, son of Allentown's founder. Allen's British sympathies cost him his wealth, his freedom, and possibly his life. Beautifully furnished to recall an age of elegance.

Hours: May-September Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m.

Admission: members free; non-member adults $5, children $3

Directions:

For cars (our lot is not accessible to buses due to narrow alleys; please see below for bus directions): to our parking lot: From US-22 take PA 145 south 1.8 mi. to Walnut St. Turn left on Walnut .2 miles to 5 th St. Turn right on 5 th St. to the first alley on your left. Turn left into this alley and proceed one block to another alley. Stop to yield right-of-way before crossing this alley. After crossing the alley, you will see 3 small parking lots on either side of the alley; you may park in any of these. Street parking is also available.

For buses: to our bus drop-off area: From US-22 take PA 145 south 1.8 mi. to Walnut St. Turn left on Walnut .25 miles to the site at 432 W. Walnut St. You will see a bus pull-out on your right. Your vehicle may be left there while the tour takes place, but we do ask the following:
1. Please shut down the engine as a courtesy to our neighbors.
2. Please remain with your vehicle in case it needs to be moved for another group to drop off. If you are asked to move your vehicle, you may usually find street parking by proceeding down Walnut to 4th St. Turn right on 4th to Martin Luther King. Street parking can usually be found on King.

 

Take an enjoyable trip into the world of the Pennsylvania Dutch rural community as you tour the
Troxell-Steckel House, Claussville One-Room School, and Haines Mill.

Historic Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum
 
4229 Reliance Street • Egypt, PA

The region's only authentically complete Pennsylvania-German farm house, built in 1756, resembles its medieval ancestors and gives a captivating glimpse of the area's farm history.

 

 

 


Hours: May –September, Sat. and Sun., 1-4 p.m.

THE TROXELL-STECKEL FARM MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAYS SEPTEMBER 14 AND 21.

Admission: members free; non-member adults $5, children $3

Directions: From US-22 take PA 145 north 4.4 mi. to PA-329. Turn left on PA-329 1 mi. to Reliance St. Turn left .3 mi. on Reliance St. to site.

 

 

Claussville School, 1893
 

2917 Route 100 • Claussville, PA

Step back into the vanished world of rural childhood. This charming 1893 one-room school was the county's last when it closed long ago, but it remains ready for the next class, with all its contents intact.











Hours:
By appointment only. Please call 610-435-1074.

Admission: Call for information.

Directions: From US-22 take PA 100 north 2.8 mi. to site.


 

Dorney Park and Haines Mill Rd.
Cetronia, PA

A mill has stood here on the banks of the Cedar Creek since colonial times. The current ca. 1850 Haines Mill still operates for demonstrations today, offering a trip into the world of the early technology that supported farm life.


Hours: May – September, Sat. and Sun. 1–4 p.m.

Admission: free

Directions: From US-22 take Cedar Crest Blvd. left 1.5 mi. to Broadway. Turn right on Broadway .5 mi. to Haines Mill Rd. Turn left on Haines Mill Rd. .1 mi. to site.

Learn how Lehigh County served as a birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution as you view the soaring remains of the Lock Ridge Iron Furnace and Saylor Cement Kilns.

 

525 Franklin St. • Alburtis, PA

What looks like a medieval stone castle is actually a huge coal-burning iron furnace built in 1868. Here was produced the iron that helped transform America from a nation of farms into an industrial giant. You can explore many fascinating buildings set in a wooded park perfect for picnics and outings.

Hours: Guided Tours May – September, Sat. and Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Admission: free

Directions: From US-22 take PA 100 south 3.8 mi. to Spring Creek Rd. Turn right on Spring Creek 1.8 mi. to Franklin St. Bear left on Franklin St., following it as it next curves right a total of .4 mi. to site.


 

245 N. Second St. • Coplay, PA

Feel the power of the industrial revolution in the shadow of the giant Schoefer kilns erected here in 1893 to produce the cement so vital for a young America. Learn about a fascinating industry and the people that made it happen, all in a lovely parklike setting.


Hours: Outdoor historic site open daily year-round

Admission: free

Directions: From US-22 take PA 145 north 2 mi. to Lehigh St. Turn right on Lehigh 1 mi. to Front St. Turn left 1.3 mi. on Front St. (which becomes 2 nd St.) to site.


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