Nearby Attractions

Located on what at one time was America’s largest private industrial brownfield, the Steelstacks campus is now the heart of Bethlehem’s SouthSide Arts District, located in one of the fastest growing areas in the country.  There are countless shops, theatres, art venues, restaurants, museum, and more, as well as a world-class casino within walking distance and hotels and nightlife all conveniently located to the museum.  We’re pleased to be neighbors with the listed establishments.  If there are any particular places you’re looking to visit while you’re in town visiting the museum, we’d be happy to offer suggestions and recommendations.

Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel Tour & NMIH Value Package
Take a tour of the Hoover-Mason Trestle with one of Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites’ guides and discover the history and importance of Bethlehem Steel; its humble beginnings, its monumental growth, and its tragic decline.  The trestle offers the closest view you can get to the crucible of iron and steel making in America.  The one-hour walking tour features up close views of the former steel plant and treats guests to an in-depth look at the steel making process and the roles these workers played in our country’s history.

The value package includes the Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel walking tour and admission to the National Museum of Industrial History, as well as a complimentary screening of The Christmas City documentary one half hour before the tour, when available.  All tours leave from the Steelstacks Visitor Center at 711 East First Street across the parking lot from NMIH. 

Tours run Friday through Sunday at 1pm. 

Adult – $20 tour only; $27 for tour and admission to NMIH
Child – $12 tour only; $20 for tour and admission to NMIH
*prices include processing fees

Click here to purchase value package tickets.

Things to Do Nearby/Visit the Southside
Southside Arts District

Places to Stay
Historic Hotel Bethlehem

Sayre Mansion

Other Museums/Attractions
Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

Quiet Valley

Colebrookdale Railroad

DaVinci Science Center

Sigal Museum/NCHGS

Allentown Art Museum



Fab Lab

Rough & Tumble

America on Wheels

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

Outside Events
What’s So Cool About Manufacturing



Kutztown Folk Festival

Rough & Tumble