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The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel - Walking Tour

711 E 1st St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1369
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Kathy Z was a great guide. Very informative!

We had a great time touring the Steelworks. The movie that is a part of the visitor center and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
prilla2
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Dallas, Texas
Not What We Expected

We were excited about seeing the steel mill, getting up close, and learning more about the history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda D
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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711 E 1st St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1369
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time touring the Steelworks. The movie that is a part of the visitor center and tour experience is very well done. Then we did the walking tour with Kathy Z. She has done alot of research along with her personal experiences...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were excited about seeing the steel mill, getting up close, and learning more about the history of the mill, the town, and the people who worked there. As a historian—one who studied at Lehigh, very near the mill—I was expecting a more realistic portrait...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We went on the guided walking tour of the plant property. $15 + $3 for a brief movie, which was also informative and recommended. Our guide was Kathy Z who was very knowledgeable and was able to answer every question asked. She described all aspects...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Our guide's father worked for Bethlehem Steel as had the generations before. It brought a sense of the scope of community involvement. Very interesting and informative presentation. As well as the lessons learned from history we were also left with an impression of the bright...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

A great tour of what was once a booming business. You get an eerie feeling. but our tour guide, Kathy Z was great and made me picture the people that made their living here. She told us stories about her father and grandfather that worked...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Nice tour, with a super guide, Kathy Z. It really was very balanced, informative and it gave us a good overview of the Steel Works.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

A walk past outside of the Bethlehem mill site. Placards here and there. About a 45 min if you take your time.

Thank Jeff T
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

very informative from an outside view of the the steel mill. the tour guide seem to be trained to appeal to those with zero industrial experience. Kathy Z. was a very nice and informative guide. and brother is a pain in the butt.

1  Thank cde1961
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

This weekend my husband and I took the Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel tour with Kathy Z. She was most informative, friendly and really made our trip to Bethlehem worthwhile. I would highly recommend this tour if you are interested in American Industrial History....More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is the real deal. Not a recreation. You can still smell the stale stink of old grease. You get the feeling of a brutal place to work. I imagine men were broken here. The walkway is well made and covers as much of the...More

1  Thank Chipper M
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jwismer
2 October 2015|
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Movie at 12:30, tour at 1. Thursday's through Sunday's. Leaves from Steelstacks Visitors Center.
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deliriou599
19 August 2015|
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Response from JAOneLove | Reviewed this property |
There is a short film they show before you start the walking tour, half hour tops. Then the walking portion is about an hour. Keep in mind that if you have an active group then the tour my run a little longer to accommodate... More
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