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Group Tours


Move with us through the magical mirror of time.
Tours are available at regularly scheduled times during the hours listed below. Sites are also open other hours by appointment. Please call for information.

Weather-related circumstances such as heat waves, lightning storms, etc. may occasionally 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.

Historic 1770 Trout Hall


414 Walnut St. • Allentown, PA 18102

Historic 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.







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

Purchase your tickets at the adjacent Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, PA 18102


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 5th St. Turn right on 5th St. to the first side street on your left. Turn left into this side street and proceed one block to another side street. Stop to yield right-of-way before crossing this side street. After crossing the side street, you will see 3 small parking lots on either side of the street; 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 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum
4229 Reliance Street Egypt, PA

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





Hours & Admission: Open for Annual Events and by appointment. Please call for information.

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.

Historic 1893 Claussville School

2917 Route 100 Claussville, PA

Step back into the vanished world of rural childhood. This charming 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 & Admission: By appointment only. Please call 610-435-1074 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 offers a trip into the world of the early technology that supported farm life.

Hours: May September, Sat. and Sun. 14 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 some of the iron that helped transform America from a nation of farms into an industrial giant.

Hours: Guided Grounds Tours May September, Sat. and Sun., 1-4 p.m. start from the small brick office building.

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 growing America. Learn about a fascinating industry and the people that made it happen.

Hours: Outdoor historic site is 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 2nd St.) to site.

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