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Burnside Plantation

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Address: 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone Number: +1 610-691-6055
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Part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, this beautiful 6.6 acre...

Part of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, this beautiful 6.6 acre farm in the city features The homestead of James Burnside, an integral part of the Moravian farming system. Situated in a idyllic park, along the Monocacy Creek, the property contains the 18th and 19th-century farmhouse and summer kitchen, a large garden, two barns, and other outbuildings. Burnside is home to one of the few high horse powered wheels in the country!

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A hidden gem, right in town

I lived in the valley for years & never realized that this was here until recently! Who knew that there was a tranquil green space like this in the shadow of one of the area's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Burnside Plantation speaks to me as if it were a farm rather than a plantation. It consists of roughly 6.5 acres of land with buildings. It features four period buildings of which only one grain building was somewhat accessible . There are two tillable garden areas. There is a placard next to each building to explain the purpose of the... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Pennsylvania is known for it's history and hidden gems, but there is one place that is small but beautiful hidden among the apple trees and surrounding nature. Burnside Plantation has an amazing story behind it's rustic barns and butterfly gardens. The plantation is spacious and beautiful. The barns are big and solid surrounded by fields of apple trees and topped... More 

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Thank Katbrat7
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stopped by for their Apple Days Festival. Was disappointed by how small the event was given the amount of advertising of it. Probably about 12 vendor tents, and some additional permanent displays spent less than 45 minutes for entire visit.

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Thank Eugene J
USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I lived in the valley for years & never realized that this was here until recently! Who knew that there was a tranquil green space like this in the shadow of one of the area's tallest (although shuttered) buildings. I recently volunteered at 2 festivals held here, and both were well organized & well attended. It seems to be a... More 

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Thank goinmobile68
Manlius, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I enjoyed the gardens most of all. Not everything was open at the time of our visit, so there wasn't much to see, but we had a very nice, shaded walk through and around the grounds.

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Thank beasdaughter
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is a old farmstead that is in use as the City's stables for their police horses. I can't think of any other place where there is something like this. Really cool!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good place to take family. Able to tour the plantation and learn about the way they cooked in summer kitchens. Also, Bethlehem police horses and there for you to see and learn about. Lot of yummy baked goods at the blueberry festival.

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Thank GrandmaCindy1
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were here for the Blueberry Festival. What we enjoyed the most were: 1) Touring the Burnside home and benefiting from the knowledge of the guides sharing their passion for History and insights into the period. 2) Strolling through the period garden recreated as planted in the 1700s. 3) Getting acquainted with Allentown Mounted Police and their beautiful horses -... More 

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Woodbridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Nature and architect mixed very well The canal and steel factory must be seen University and the churches are magnificent Not crowded city on memorial weekend unsure about rest of the year only thing keeps this area alive is university I assume If you want quite vacation try this area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. Enjoyed over visit and as we are locals will come again

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