Date(s) - Nov 16th 2019
Tours depart from the Visitor Center at SteelStacks, 711 East First Street
Fridays-Sundays, tours last 45-60 minutes long
2 p.m.: Showing of “Bethlehem: The Christmas City” movie; 2:30 p.m.: Walking Tour
No tours on November 28, December 24, 25 & 31, & January 1
Located more than 45 feet off the ground, the Hoover-Mason Trestle was an elevated railway that for nearly 90 years served as a vital transportation system at the former Bethlehem Steel plant. It was reopened to the public as an elevated walkway thanks to a unique redevelopment project by the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority. On these tours, participants join a certified Historic Bethlehem guide who either worked at or had family members employed at the plant, allowing them to provide unique insight into the steelmaking process and the day-to-day operations at the massive mill. The easy, third-mile walk includes stops at the trestle’s interpretive stations, as well as opportunities for guests to get up close and personal with old railway cars, the blast furnaces and more.