Lititz Historical Foundation

137 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543 - United States





Free Everyday

The important contributions made in Lititz, Pennsylvania are displayed through the many artifacts and exhibits at the Lititz Historical Foundation.

The displays within the museum, which are housed in the Christian Schropp home built in 1793, provides just the right atmosphere for a trip in time back to the late 1700s in the Moravian society of Lititz. An illustrated timeline pictures the growth of Lititz from Indian settlements through the incorporation of the present Borough system. The Sutter Room, dedicated to General John Sutter, of Sacramento, California (and a resident of Lititz from 1871 to 1880), is furnished with items from his home. Other rooms throughout the museum offer items seen nowhere else in the world.

Next door, in the Johannes Mueller House, our friendly and knowledgeable costumed docents lead visitors through the 1792 home, offering a captivating glimpse at what everyday life was like for an 18th century tradesman and his family in a closed Moravian settlement. The house retains its original architectural character and has been carefully restored with hundreds of traditional items from the late 1700s and early 1800s. The items are all family heirlooms that have been lovingly passed down through generations of Lititz families and donated to the foundation so that others may explore the diverse historical, regional and social traditions of the early Moravian settlers.


Complimentary guided tours of the 1792 Johannes Mueller House with a costumed docent will be available that day. Come learn what early Moravian life was like in the 18th century village of Lititz, Pennsylvania! While you're here, be sure to also visit our Lititz Museum and gift shop, and Mary Oehme Gardens!

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