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Bethlehem Steel Tour

74 W Broad St, Suite 260, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5738
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We took the tour on a recent trip and were led by two men who had worked at the Steel Mill most of... read more

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JAD28036
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Davidson, North Carolina
Great tour

Took this on a whim, we like to do unusual tours ( eastern state penitentiary, Lackawanna coal... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Renee R
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74 W Broad St, Suite 260, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5738
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Reviewed today

We took the tour on a recent trip and were led by two men who had worked at the Steel Mill most of their lives. We learned a lot about "how it was" and the changes that happened over time. The men had wonderful stories...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Took this on a whim, we like to do unusual tours ( eastern state penitentiary, Lackawanna coal mine, cemeteries) anyway this was surprisingly interesting and Loretta (remembered by associating coal miners daughter though she’s a steel workers daughter) knows her stuff. She spoke clearly and...More

2  Thank Renee R
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Today my husband and I got a fantastic tour of the Bethlehem Steel Mill. Our tour guide, Cathy, was super approachable and knowledgeable not only about the mill, but also the world events that impacted its decline that is so inextricably linked to the town's...More

Thank Jody L
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I really enjoy this walking tour, the guide was patience with questions and energetic. The only issue that was caused some difficulty was the elevator being out of service. One of my friends on the tour had a leg injury so she had to climb...More

Thank LadyMajorca
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This was a FANTASTIC experience, to see a major perspective of the standing structures, buildings & ore materials dump chutes/tracks, etc.. If your ever in the Bethlehem area and interested in steel making history, I suggest you make time to visit the Bethlehem site; you...More

Thank Gerald A
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

It was quite a remarkable place. It certainly made us aware of how technology is constantly changing and impacting people. As we took photos of the closed plant, you almost see, hear, and feel the workers. How very sad when it came to a halt...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Took the "Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel Tour" on 6 July 2017. Kathy was our tour guide. Cost was $15.00 per adult. I felt it was worth it. Tour ran about 1.25 hrs, walking tour, not strenuous, but you do walk. All level ground....More

1  Thank Elise H
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

The Bethlehem Steel facility died years ago because of management's lack of vision and organized labor's excessive demands. What is left today are the majestic, rusting ruins of one of mankind's once most impressive complexes. It is both beautiful and achingly sad -- but something...More

Thank Playaman47
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's wheelchair accommodating the tour is fair the display is very rusty it's not for a rainy day or very cold on windy days take a coat

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Cool to see the history come alive as you walk along the tour and hear all that the living historians can share.

Thank Zaharo H
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Elizabeth H
18 March 2018|
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Response from Gerald A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is an elevator nearer to the visitor center and areas to sit along the way during the use of the elevated walkway. You can go on the walkway on your own or elect to join / pay for a tour.
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Florida_kes
3 September 2015|
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Response from Tom K | Reviewed this property |
There is a free, by-yourself tour along the old blast furnances that have signs to indicate the areas of interest and conditions the workers faced. But best to gain insights and answers to your questions from a specific... More
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memory47
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Response from rehaab | Reviewed this property |
The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel tours are on Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun at 12:25pm The tour starts with a half hour documentary and the walk begins at 1pm. Adult tickets are $15, children 4-12 years are $7.50 and... More
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