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1876 World’s Fair Weekend

June 10 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 3:00 pm

Included in museum admission

Travel back in time and celebrate the engineering, industry, and culture of Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial International Exhibition. Enjoy machinery demonstrations, pop-up exhibits, Victorian games, family activities, tethered balloon rides, music and food!

June 10th 10am-3pm

June 111th 10am-3pm

About the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition

145 years ago, in 1876, Philadelphia hosted the Centennial International Exhibition, considered the country’s first World’s Fair. Visitors from 37 countries trekked to the site, located on a sprawling 450 acre campus, with nearly 10 million visitors taking in the sights, sounds, and smells across the span of six months.

Machinery Hall, the second largest building on the grounds, plays an important role in the country’s industrial history.  Everything from massive steam engines to intricate woodworking machinery were on display, fully introducing America’s industrial might on the world’s stage for the first time.





June 10 @ 10:00 am
June 11 @ 3:00 pm
Included in museum admission


National Museum of Industrial History
602 East Second Street
Bethlehem, 18015 United States
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