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LEHIGH VALLEY (May 10, 2022) – Lehigh Valley Passport to History’s flagship event Passport to History Month will return this July, featuring five weekends of fun. 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 event, which originally began as a one-day event in 2019, has quickly grown in popularity. By the second year, it turned into a weekend event and now it’s a month-long event.

Passport to History Month is a celebration of local history, stories, and the community that brings Lehigh Valley history to life. The event gives an opportunity for visitors, regardless of family size or income, to explore local history through a variety of museum tours, interactive exhibits, children’s activities, and more.  

“The greater Lehigh Valley area has an incredibly rich and diverse history. Lehigh Valley Passport to History is proud that our partners are making historic sites and museums accessible to everyone by providing free admission during their featured weekend. This is a terrific opportunity to learn about the cultural resources in this area and we hope people will spend a weekend or two—or five! exploring the history of our region,” said Susan Ellis, the Marketing Chair for Lehigh Valley Passport to History and Executive Director of Moravian Historical Society.

To date, participating locations include:

Weekend 1: July 2& 3

Friends of Washington Park
George Taylor House
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites
Horner Cemetery
Kutztown Folk Festival
Longswamp Township Historical Society


Weekend 2: July 9 & 10

Easton Cemetery
Horner Cemetery – Saturday, July 9 only.
Kutztown Folk Festival
National Canal Museum – Saturday, July 9 only.
Sigal Museum
Taylor Parson House
Whitehall Historical Preservation Society


Weekend 3: July 16 & 17

George Taylor House – Sunday, July 17 only.
Governor Wolf Historical Society – Saturday, July 16 only.
Horner Cemetery – Saturday, July 16 only.
Jacobsburg Historical Society
Monroe County Historical Association, presenting at Quiet Valley – Saturday, July 16 only.
Moravian Historical Society
Northampton Area Historical Society
Quiet Valley Living & Historical Farm – Saturday, July 16 only.
Whitehall Historical Preservation Society – Saturday, July 16 only.
Williams Township Historical Society


Weekend 4: July 23 & 24

1803 House
Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum
Emmaus Historical Society
Hellertown Historical Society Grist Mill – Saturday, July 23 only.
Horner Cemetery
Knauss Homestead
Lower Macungie Township Historical Society
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
Shelter House in Emmaus
Slate Belt Heritage Center
Whitehall Preservation Historical Society – Saturday, July 23 only.


Weekend 5: July 30 & 31

Coopersburg Historical Society – Saturday, July 30 only.
Forks Township Historical Society
Horner Cemetery – Saturday, July 30 only.
National Museum Industrial History
Whitehall Historical Preservation Society


Unless noted, sites will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 12 to 4p.m.

Additional details will be announced soon. Please visit for updates about Passport to History Month. 

Passport to History Month is proudly sponsored by Working Dog Press, Embassy Bank, Kutztown Folk Festival, Webfoot Digital, and EBC Printing.

Passport to History is supported in part with funding provided from the Northampton County Hotel Tax Grant, the Lehigh County Hotel Tax Program, and from the Institute of Museum & Library Services.

Information provided to TVL by:
Lehigh Valley Passport to History

About Passport to History:
Lehigh Valley Passport to History is a partnership of 40 historic sites and resources in and around Pennsylvania’s Lehigh and Northampton counties. The group helps to promote local tourism and shares historical activities, events, tours, and exhibitions throughout the Valley. Explore more at
Passport to History is supported in part with funding received through the
County of Northampton’s Hotel Tax Program