• About the Museum


  • The National Museum of Industrial History is located on the Steelstacks campus on the former Bethlehem Steel site.  The museum houses over 200 artifacts from across the world, telling the tale of America's industrial might and the evolution of industry over time.

    Our main gallery, featuring 21 artifacts on loan from Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, includes massive machinery and amazing history.  See a 115-ton Corliss steam engine, a 20 foot tall steam hammer, and learn what the life of a factory worker was like in the early 1900s.  Bring the family and enjoy a day in picturesque South Bethlehem, with its many restaurants, art establishments, and other activities to enrich your experience.


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Hours:

Open 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday

Upcoming Events


  • 28

    Sep, 2019

  • Steelmaking 101

    September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    What is steel? Why is it so important to our economy?  How is it made? Chemical Engineer Chuck Higdon’s Steelmaking 101

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  • 28

    Sep, 2019

  • Scenes from the Steel Photo Shoot

    September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Ever dreamed of photographing the iconic Bethlehem Steel plant when it was operating? This after-hours photo shoot at the National Museum

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  • 29

    Sep, 2019

  • Hot Riveting Workshop – Sunday

    September 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    This hands-on workshop will teach students the basics of hot riveting, from heating steel rivets in a forge, to driving them

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