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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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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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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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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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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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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