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Address: Bethlehem, PA
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A tannery, mill and the first waterworks in the Colonies are part of this...

A tannery, mill and the first waterworks in the Colonies are part of this historic neighborhood.

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We walked through the area while in town over the holidays. Very nice, well kept, and interesting to learn about. Make sure you try and go when some of the buildings are open or... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Hannah K
Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

We walked through the area while in town over the holidays. Very nice, well kept, and interesting to learn about. Make sure you try and go when some of the buildings are open or there are demonstrations going on. It really adds something special to the experience. We were able to watch a blacksmith demonstration and the gentleman working there... More 

Thank Hannah K
Hartford, CT
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

On a whim, I walked down to the Colonial Industrial Quarter and the adjacent public park by the river. Very pretty area and a nice place to walk and enjoy nice weather. I didn't get the chance to go into the historical buildings here, but they looked really well preserved and really pretty. With the river right there, its a... More 

Thank Connecticutguy
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Maybe not the biggest fanciest site in Bethlehem, this one comes close to its heart and soul. Its a very old town, and visiting the oldest area is a must. Do it on a nice day and combine with a stroll or picnic. Then wander around Moravian South campus and the shops on Main Street. We did not go on... More 

Thank CSSnowshoer
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place in Bethlehem. It was the first industrial park in the country. There were 50 or so different industries along the creek. Today only a few remain. Historic Bethlehem gives tours of the buildings and on certain days there are demonstrations of how they worked 200 years ago. Very interesting for history buffs!

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is definitely the prettiest and most historic industrial park around. Historic Bethlehem Inc has restored several buildings from the period of Colonial America: a mill, tannery, waterworks, and spring house, with more to come. The path runs along the Monocacy Creek and is a lovely way to experience this period in Moravian Bethlehem. It is down the hill from... More 

Thank Bobbie B
Montville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

Access to the Colonial Industrial Quarter is right off of Main Street in Bethlehem, adjacent to the Hotel Bethlehem and across the road from the Moravian Book Store, Moravian Museum and Gemeinhaus. The site dates back to 1741 and represents one of the first Industrial complexes in the New World. Visible on the site are the restored limestoneTannery 1761 where... More 

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Reviewed 18 November 2015

lovely walk through original and recreated houses and some ruins of the early Moravians, good signs with interesting information about each site, very small area so you can have a decent wander without missing anything or getting tired, dogs are allowed on the grounds but not inside buildings, you can't go into any house unless you've made prior arrangements which... More 

Thank SW209804
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

Arrived in the evening and walked around the area. It is well laid out and marked with plenty of information. A lot of little bunnies running around entertained the kids. Area is clean and well maintained.

Thank avgjoey
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Always interesting to learn about the colonial past of Bethlehem. The town certainly was a melting pot of many cultures, making for a rich history.

Thank MissL33
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

I'm new to the area and just happened upon this place on a Sunday evening. I walked into the metalsmith shop where a gentleman was working on creating some replica hardware pieces for historic homes. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and gave me a great background on the area. I continued down the back and visited the various buildings that... More 

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