A relatively recent addition to the area, the National Museum of Industrial History, just opened in late 2016 and is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution; it seeks to preserve, educate, and display the industrial history of the nation.
The museum has four exhibitions, each focusing on a different aspect of industrial history that affected both Pennsylvania and the rest of the country.The museum showcases the nation's industrial past by highlighting the machinery and the lives of workers at that time period.
It also is home to more than 200 unique artifacts that cannot be seen elsewhere– whether it is the first made, the oldest-surviving, longest-operating, or last-produced!
Getting there: 602 East 2nd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Hours: The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
The museum will be closed Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), Christmas Day (December 25, 2018), and New Year’s Day (January 1, 2019). The museum will have shortened hours (10 am to 2 pm) on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2018).
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