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Address: 414 Walnut Street, Allentown, PA
Phone Number:
+1 610-435-1074
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Open May-Sept. Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. Historic Trout Hall, a colonial...

Open May-Sept. Sat. & Sun. 1-4 p.m. 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. Discover Revolutionary War-era America. Tours leave from adjacent Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St.

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Historic building is the oldest in Allentown

This was our first trip to Trout Hall after living in the area for many years. We are members of the county History Museum which owns Trout Hall (a short distance away) and while... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 June 2016
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

This was our first trip to Trout Hall after living in the area for many years. We are members of the county History Museum which owns Trout Hall (a short distance away) and while visiting found it was open at that time. Two of us had an informative tour by Chanel, a docent, who did a good job explaining the... More 

Thank Pnemiller
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

The building is beautiful but it should always be pointed out that some of the architecture has been updated. There are very beautiful hidden gem examples of the past. My favorite as a tour guide was always to show the tea and sugar! I highly recommend the Baroque room. With the right tour guide this is a great tour!

Thank Pamela D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

My daughter went there for a class trip years ago. And there was a picture hanging over the fireplaces. When she came home she told my husband pappy was ,in the picture.when we went back ,as a family the guide told us the mans last name was the same as are's pretty awesome to find that out. That's a great... More 

Thank m0ney07
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Worth the visit! Period costumes, intriguing stories and history, interesting interior with beautiful furniture. Make this a destination along with the Heritage Museum, then go grab a cheesesteak in downtown.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Volunteer tour guides are informative and willing to answer any questions. It would be great if the building could be restored completely to original appearance.

Thank terrimonroe7
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

Beautiful stone home adjacent to the Lehigh County Historical Society (which is also worth a visit). Unfortunately it is seldom open to the public. Worth inquiring about open hours at the LCHS.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

A lovely place to enjoy history and culture of the times. Very pretty surroundings and a perfect spot to take the family for a quiet experience in history.

Thank Countess2851
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We recently went to the Liberty Bell museum and then went straight to Trout Hall. It was frustrating that we made it to Trout Hall about 45 minutes - 1 hour before closing. The admission to Trout Hall was $5 a person, so $20 for our family. This seemed a little steep considering that we had a very brief tour... More 

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