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Colonial Industrial Quarter

Bethlehem, PA
+1 610-691-0603
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The Colonies first public water system

The Moravians were an industrious, clever and open minded Christian sect that first Settled... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

Well Kept reconstructed colonial industrial buildings, located rear of Hotel Bethlehem. Buy a guide... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Abington, Pennsylvania
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A tannery, mill and the first waterworks in the Colonies are part of this historic neighborhood.
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Bethlehem, PA
+1 610-691-0603
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Moravians were an industrious, clever and open minded Christian sect that first Settled Bethlehem. The industrial quarter is a testament to their ingenuity (the first public water system in the Colonies, they separated the drinking water from the water used by industry, and pumped...More

Thank daanddo
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Well Kept reconstructed colonial industrial buildings, located rear of Hotel Bethlehem. Buy a guide book at the visitors center on Main Street. The only building open and with a live demonstration was the blacksmith shop. We had a very interesting discussion with the blacksmith. They...More

Thank DJMAN5
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Connecticutguy
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...More

Thank CSSnowshoer
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...More

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank BobbieB853
Reviewed 29 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...More

3  Thank duck8to
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...More

Thank SW209804
Reviewed 6 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
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