The Bethlehem Steel Stacks are such an amazing place to visit that have a great combination of scenery, history, and walking areas. Their location is 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem PA 18015. It is about an hour and twenty minutes drive from Philadelphia, and it is pretty much north of the city. You can find parking lots on First Street, and you will see them as you reach the Steel Stacks campus.
Pennsylvania, and especially Bethlehem, was a very booming center of trade and industry during the industrial revolution in the United States. Bethlehem was actually the second-largest steel producer in Pennsylvania and was a leader in the American manufacturing leadership. It should also be known that Bethlehem Steel also created the “I-beam” and was utilized in skyscrapers, some of which were used in New York and other major cities. The company was also a major supplier in both World Wars of armor plates and manufactured 1,100 warships. Bethlehem Steel ran from 1857 to 2003.
When you walk through the Steel Stacks, you are literally walking through history. On the different parts of the walk ways, you can see areas where the workers at various different time periods etched their names into the metal. When you look at the historical context of this, it like a letter to the future, and when we look at how these individuals changed American history and even efforts in the World Wars, you have to look back and feel grateful for what these people worked hard for.
In addition to the Steel Stacks, there are so many other opportunities to explore in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. If you want a more in depth historical overview of Bethlehem The National Museum of Industrial History is an amazing place to visit. The town also has a great shopping district, casino (Wind Creek Bethlehem), Musikfest, and Christkindlmarkt one of the best holiday markets in the U.S.
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