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A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK DISTRICT

EXPERIENCE AUTHENTIC COLONIAL HISTORY

Restored to its original 1922 grandeur, Historic Hotel Bethlehem is located in the heart of Historic Moravian Bethlehem – a National Historic Landmark District. World-class shopping, dining and historic museums & sites are just steps away on a Top 10 Main Street. 

CHART YOUR COURSE
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01. 1810 Goundie House and Visitor Center

Explore the home of the city’s first brewer, a Federal-style living history museum that offers insights into early 19th-century life, hosts rotating exhibits, and provides information about other local sites.

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02. Moravian Museum of Bethlehem

Visit the 1741 Gemeinhaus, the oldest building in Bethlehem and the largest log structure in continuous use in the United States houses a museum rich in historical artifacts and exhibits.

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03. The Colonial Industrial Quarter

Get a glimpse of the past at a historic site featuring several original 18th-century buildings — including the 1762 Waterworks — and demonstrations of colonial-era industrial craftsmanship.

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04. The Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Delve into an extensive collection of local and regional decorative pieces spanning three centuries, including textiles, glassware, china, furniture, historical artifacts, and more.

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05. The Sun Inn

Step back in time and experience the charm and history of the colonial era, complete with period furnishings and fascinating stories by visiting and touring this historic inn built in 1758.

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06. Central Moravian Church & the Old Chapel

This iconic Moravian church was Bethlehem’s first congregation. Built in 1741 and completed in 1806, the church and chapel are rich in history and offer a serene place to visit, learn, and worship.

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Colleges & Universities

  • Lehigh University
  • Moravian University
  • Lafayette College
  • Penn State Lehigh Valley 
  • DeSales University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Northampton Community College

Neighboring Museums & Tours

  • Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center
  • National Museum of Industrial History
  • Moravian Historic Society and Whitefield House Mueseum
  • Hoover Mason Trestle/Bethlehem Steel Site

GOLF COURSES

  • Bethlehem Golf Course
  • Olde Homestead Golf Club
  • The Club at Morgan Hill
  • Riverview Country Club
  • Allentown Municipal Golf Course
  • Southmoore Golf Course
     

FESTIVALS

  • Bach Festival
  • Musikfest
  • Celtic Classic
  • Harvest Fest
  • Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem
  • Christmas City Village

Arts & Culture

  • Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center
  • Moravian University, Foy Concert Hall
  • Bach Choir of Bethlehem
  • State Theatre
  • ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
  • Wind Creek Event Center
  • PPL Center
  • Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem
  • Pennsylvania Playhouse
  • Banana Factory
  • Lehigh University Art Galleries
  • Payne Gallery 

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Coca Cola Park
  • Steel Ice Center 
  • Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom