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History

Come to Downtown Bethlehem and explore 20 historic sites and the 18th-century architecture. A National Historic Landmark District, Bethlehem boasts a history in rich culture and tradition.

World Heritage Candidate

Moravian Bethlehem landmark district was named to the U.S. Tentative list for World Heritage consideration in 2017.

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History Timeline

Historic Bethlehem has carefully preserved its past and our community's authenticity is felt in every corner of the Historic District. Scroll through this detailed timeline to unravel Bethlehem's storied history and see how our town's rich heritage spans three centuries of history and culture.

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Museums and Cultural Attractions

The warmth and hospitality of charming Bethlehem make for an ideal getaway, whether you’re traveling as a couple, with friends or as a family group.

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Walking Tours & More

We are excited to welcome you to our beloved city and share our sites and history through our many programs, and most importantly, our wonderful tours!

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Heritage Map

Want to get a glimpse of our storied past housed in a modern-day interactive map? Experience a USA Today named Top 10 Main Street:
• Heritage
• Shopping
• Dining
• Visitor Services

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