Date(s) - Apr 24th 2021
“Steelwalker” tours are back, but are a bit different for now as the Hoover-Mason Trestle is currently closed to the public. Starting Saturday, April 10 and continuing every Saturday and Sunday through December, former steelworkers will lead sidewalk 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 Industrial 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 at www.steelstacks.org. Tours are limited to 6 guests per tour to maintain social distancing; face masks are required. For more information, contact the Steelworkers’ Archives at 610-861-0600.
Tours are operated by the Steelworkers’ Archives. For more information, please visit www.steelworkersarchives.com or call 610-861-0600
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