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.
What's most unusual about this park is you have to drive through the parking lot of the Cintas Work Uniforms company…More to reach it. The best thing about the park is the Knauss Homestead, a Revolutionary-era farmhouse built in 1777. It truly is one of the borough's hidden treasures. Near the homestead is the Emmaus Commemorative Garden.
The park also features a ball field and a small soccer field. Although no formal pathway links them to Cintas, the isolated Klines Lane soccer/field hockey fields are a short walk up the hill and across the railroad tracks. To reach Cintas, drive under the train bridge next to Superior Diner and turn right into the parking lot. To reach Klines Lane fields, take Klines Lane up the hill off Main Street. The parking lot is on the left just beyond Rodale and the tracks.