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The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel - Walking Tour

711 E 1st St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1369
+1 610-691-6055
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Our guide's father worked for Bethlehem Steel as had the generations before. It brought a sense of... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
via mobile
Very Interesting!!

A great tour of what was once a booming business. You get an eerie feeling. but our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Huntingdon Valley, PA
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711 E 1st St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1369
+1 610-691-6055
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Our guide's father worked for Bethlehem Steel as had the generations before. It brought a sense of the scope of community involvement. Very interesting and informative presentation. As well as the lessons learned from history we were also left with an impression of the bright...More

Thank gothamNYC
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A great tour of what was once a booming business. You get an eerie feeling. but our tour guide, Kathy Z was great and made me picture the people that made their living here. She told us stories about her father and grandfather that worked...More

Thank Trixie1953
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Nice tour, with a super guide, Kathy Z. It really was very balanced, informative and it gave us a good overview of the Steel Works.

Thank USExpatsThe3Cs
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A walk past outside of the Bethlehem mill site. Placards here and there. About a 45 min if you take your time.

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 23 August 2016

very informative from an outside view of the the steel mill. the tour guide seem to be trained to appeal to those with zero industrial experience. Kathy Z. was a very nice and informative guide. and brother is a pain in the butt.

1  Thank cde1961
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This weekend my husband and I took the Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel tour with Kathy Z. She was most informative, friendly and really made our trip to Bethlehem worthwhile. I would highly recommend this tour if you are interested in American Industrial History....More

Thank 298mariannep
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is the real deal. Not a recreation. You can still smell the stale stink of old grease. You get the feeling of a brutal place to work. I imagine men were broken here. The walkway is well made and covers as much of the...More

1  Thank Chipper M
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Kathy Z., our guide, is a walking encyclopedia of Bethlehem Steel knowledge. The tour is a cautionary tale of how a once dominant company can go kablooey in less than a generation. Sort of like newspapers now. Like Lowell, Mass., something new and different is...More

Thank Victor D
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We did the walking tour with two other couples. The whole tour had perhaps 18 people, all adults and lasted about an hour. Our tour guide was "Cathy Z" and she is excellent! She is very informative in a casual way. Her delivery was directed...More

Thank stephen s
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Very informative tour led by Kathy Z.. Learned a lot about the history of Bethlehem Steel and to see the buildings that are still standing is breathtaking. Would also recommend a walk along the Hoover Mason Trestle even if you don't take the official tour....More

Thank Amy E
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2 October 2015|
Response from Sue G | Reviewed this property |
Movie at 12:30, tour at 1. Thursday's through Sunday's. Leaves from Steelstacks Visitors Center.
18 August 2015|
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Response from JAOneLove | Reviewed this property |
There is a short film they show before you start the walking tour, half hour tops. Then the walking portion is about an hour. Keep in mind that if you have an active group then the tour my run a little longer to accommodate... More