NMIH has all of the necessities to make your group trip a fun and successful outing.  From car clubs to Girl Scout troops, there are many ways to customize and enhance your experience to get the most out of your day at the museum.  We offer competitive group rates, free parking, and are located in the heart of Bethlehem’s SouthSide Arts District.

Group Discounts
Group discounts are available for groups of 10 and above.  For more information about these special discounts and booking your group, contact the Guest Services Manager at 610.694.6644 or [email protected]. Pricing details here.

Group Guided Tours
Group guided tours are available for a $30 docent fee plus individual admission for a group of up to 20 people.  If the group is larger than 20 people, additional docents are $30 per additional 20 visitors. Group guided tours are available ​during or after business hours and must be reserved ahead of time by contacting the Guest Services Manager, Shannon Morris, at 610.694.6644 or [email protected]. Pricing details here.

School and Scouting Trips
For more information about group trips for students or scouting groups, please refer to the museum’s education page for education tours, add-on programs, scouting badge days, NMIH’s Engineering Summer Camp, and more.

Room Rentals
If your group needs space for lunch, to hold an after-hours cocktail party, a banquet or awards ceremony, or even a wedding, NMIH offers a variety of options just steps away from Bethlehem’s iconic blast furnaces.  Please see our event rental page for more information.

Steelworkers’ Archives Tours

Every Saturday and Sunday from April through December, former steelworkers will lead sidewalk and Hoover-Mason Trestle tours through the Bethlehem Steel plant site. The tours start at 11:30 AM, rain or shine, and leave from the plaza outside the National Museum of History (NMIH), 602 E. Second Street, Bethlehem.  Free parking is available in the lot across the street from the museum.

The steelworker guides will take guests on a multi-faceted journey – from the evolution of iron making in the Lehigh Valley to the history of the Bethlehem Plant from its opening to closing, including its importance in World Wars I and II.  Along the way, guests will learn about the remaining buildings on the plant site, life in the ethnic neighborhoods surrounding the plant, and what life was like working at the plant.  The 1+ hour tour concludes with a question and answer session.

Tickets are $15 per person and free for ages 12 and under. Scheduling is available online only at this time.  Tickets can also be purchased in person at the NMIH admission desk. For more information, contact the Steelworkers’ Archives at 610-861-0600.

Also, contact the Steelworkers’ Archives if you are interested in a private group tour. All Sales Are Final – no refunds or exchanges.