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Authentic Colonial History
on a Top 10 Main Street

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One Square Mile.
One Dozen Firsts.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem was named on Christmas Eve in 1741 by Moravian Missionaries from Germany. The preserved architectural integrity and planned community distinguished Historic Bethlehem from other colonial destinations. Learn about the Dozen Firsts in the American Colonies that were created by these industrious Moravians.

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Tour a World Heritage Candidate

Tour a World Heritage Candidate

The U.S tentative list authenticates “Moravian Bethlehem” as a unique colonial destination.

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Stroll Along a “Top 10 Main Street”

Stroll Along a “Top 10 Main Street”

Historic Bethlehem was named a “TOP 10 MAIN STREET” by USA TODAY in 2015.

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Discover Colonial and Industrial History

Discover Colonial and Industrial History

The 1740’s Colonial Industrial Quarter became linked economically to the region and nation with the opening of the Canal System to Bethlehem in 1829.

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