The Michael & Margaret Heller Homestead

The story of Heller Homestead is based on Johan Michael Heller’s ambition to create his farmstead for sustenance, and the sawmill for his livelihood.

Four existing and original structures remain at the Heller Homestead:  Michael Heller House (c.1751), the Widow’s House (1850), an original Root Cellar, and remains of 2.5-story stone barn (c.1751). Traces of the first sawmill exist as stone ruins along present-day Creek Road.

The Heller Homestead is located approximately 1/2 mile west of Route 412 and Water Street in Hellertown, PA, at 1890 Friedensville Rd, Bethlehem PA.  Here is a link to the map page

On June 28, 2010, the National Park Service listed the Michael & Margaret Heller House (Heller Homestead) in the National Register of Historic Places for its architectual significance.  Press Release  HRHP Registration Form

For everything you ever wanted to know about the Michael Heller Homestead and its history, click here for the PHMC Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form (pdf file, 1.6 Megabytes)