Knauss Homestead State Rd & E Main St, Emmaus, PA18049 The homestead was established in 1777 by the son of Sebastian Knauss, who was one of two men who had given the Moravians…More a large tract of land to create their "congregational village," which they named Emmaus. It remained in the Knauss family for 158 years. Today the homestead is operated by the Knauss Homestead Preservation Society. Open for tours by appointment, it is in the borough's Cintas Park. To see Knauss Homestead, drive under the railroad bridge next to Superior Diner, turn right into the parking lot of Cintas Uniforms company and continue to the back of the lot. The Emmaus Commemorative Garden is next to the homestead.