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Address: Bethlehem, PA
Phone Number: 610-691-0603
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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546 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 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 

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Montville, New Jersey
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423 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 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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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 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 

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Barrie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 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.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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546 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

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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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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