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Address: Bethlehem, PA
Phone Number: 610-691-0603
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Description: 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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Historic area

Several building to explore and paths to walk to see some areas of Historic Bethlehem. We started a pre-wedding 5 k in this area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It was nice to show some historic background of the city but should be part of the visit to the historic area of the city.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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365 reviews 365 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is where Bethlehem got it's start. There were over 3 dozen buildings here at one time. Only a few remain. Some were restored and some were completely rebuilt.

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Scranton, PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I took my kids here just to keep them busy for an afternoon. It was a pretty well maintained area with several buildings and nice plaques with explanations of what all of the building were. Sadly, it appeared to have been closed at the time we were there, but it was still neat to walk through.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

this is the most unique part of historic bethlehem in that it is the first industrial quarter in the nation. it's a must see, but especially in the summer when they have demonstrations. i took my wedding photos there!!

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Albany, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Several building to explore and paths to walk to see some areas of Historic Bethlehem. We started a pre-wedding 5 k in this area.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It was interesting to see the old building and the blacksmith. We went during blueberry season, the only blueberry we could find was blueberry beer, but overall a nice day. Bethlehem brew works on the corner, was really good.

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Rhode Island
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I really enjoyed learning about the different industrial buildings used by the early Moravians. The working blacksmith in period garb is a very nice addition. However, they desperately need grant money to finish reconstructing the buildings and clean the signs. It's a nice, free place to wander. Warning: In the summer, the sun is very strong and hot. There's not... More 

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Mount Airy, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Clustered along the Monocacy Creek, the massive stone structures give you the sense that the miller might step through the door at any moment or that a gaggle of ladies might pass you on the way to the dye house. You can read about history and how the people managed their town or about the industries they built but until... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I was a bit disappointed buy this site after it was mentioned in my 1000 Places to See US Edition as the buildings are just buildings, except for the blacksmith's shop. There are signs explaining what each building was, but if you have been to historic city (I have been to many), you have seen similar if not better examples... More 

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Rising Sun, Maryland
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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I have visited here before, but this time the Blacksmith was working in the Blacksmith building. This was quite a wonderful experience to see him work. We sat and watched him make a hook. He is also very knowledgable about the history so it was very nice talking to him and learning a little more history. This is my 3rd... More 

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Address: Address: Bethlehem, PA
Phone Number: 610-691-0603
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem

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