The story of Historic Bethlehem follows a community rich with European influence as it makes its mark on colonial America and grows into a city overflowing with tradition and life.
Hand-dip beeswax candles in Colonial Industrial Quarter, step into gorgeous downtown homes, view a cooking demonstration on a 19th century farm, or run a race for preservation -- all while visiting the city that boasts one of the best collections of Germanic colonial architecture in America!
Walk the streets of Historic Bethlehem and be transported to another time and place. Home to two National Historic Landmarks the 1741 Gemeinhaus and the 1762 Waterworks we offer 300 years of history, culture, and growth.
Gift shops and one-of-a-kind vendors line our Main Street in downtown Bethlehem. Begin your day at the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, and then take time to peruse the stores you can only find in our downtown.