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Colonial Industrial Quarter

Bethlehem, PA
+1 610-691-0603
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True treasure of history!

This area was the original settlement area for the Moravians. These buildings are the real deal... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Shelly C
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Self guided walking tour of early American history

Buildings dating back to the 1700s, with signs describing what they were for. Remnants of a dammed... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
Long Island, New York
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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 13 January 2018

This area was the original settlement area for the Moravians. These buildings are the real deal where they tanned and made leather and leather goods, milled grains, and even had a water wheel that was the city's first water pumping system that worked well into...More

Thank Shelly C
Adelle M, Manager at Colonial Industrial Quarter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Shelly, We're excited to hear that you're exploring and enjoying all of what Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites has to offer! The Colonial Industrial Quarter is an amazing area that showcases early Moravian technological advancements and ingenuity! We hope to see you there at our...More

Reviewed 19 December 2017

Buildings dating back to the 1700s, with signs describing what they were for. Remnants of a dammed river to power the industry, as well as what is said to be the first pumped running water system in the US. Most of the buildings were closed...More

Thank hateinjustice
Reviewed 13 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

1  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 27 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 28 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

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