The Rise And Fall Of Bethlehem Steel-Walking Tour

Sponsor: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites and ArtsQuest

Tours Held Weekly Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday At Steelstacks!

With a trained guide, learn how blast furnaces worked, why men needed brass checks to get in the gate every morning, and which buildings housed which operation on this on-site walking tour that gives visitors a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a steel worker.

Location: Film (11:00am and 12:30pm) Bethlehem Visitor Center at Steelstacks; Tours (11:30am and 1:00pm) depart from Visitor Center at SteelStacks 711 E. First St. Bethlehem, PA 18015

Parking and Directions

$15.00 for adult (13+); $7.50 13 and older; Free for 6 & under ($2 Convenience fee per tour ticket additional for phone orders)


  • 11:00am screening of the movie "Bethlehem: The Christmas City", 11:30am tour departs
  • 12:30pm screening of the movie "Bethlehem: The Christmas City", 1:00pm tour departs



Steelwalkers: Steelworkers' Archive Walking Tours at SteelStacks

Sponsor: Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites and ArtsQuest

Discover the untold stories of life at the Bethlehem Steel by the men who worked there.

In these new tours led by former Bethlehem Steel Corp. workers and members of the 'Steelworkers' Archives', you'll learn first-hand what went right, and what went wrong, with one of the nation's industrial giants – a corporation that built our nation by creating the steel for the Golden Gate Bridge, the Manhattan Skyline, Madison Square Garden and more.

These 75-minute tours are filled with stories that can only be told by people who performed the many different jobs in shops and departments at the gigantic steel mill. Learn about the skills and collaboration needed to make steel, and discover the excitement and dangers that came with the job.

Tours conclude with a talk by Richie Check, who worked in the Rigger Department for 44 years, or Mike Dzwonczyk, who worked for 32 years as a motor inspector in the blast furnaces.

This is an experience unlike any other – walk alongside the men who made the steel at the Bethlehem Steel!

Location: Tours depart from the Visitor Center at SteelStacks, 711 E. First St., Bethlehem. For more information, visit: or call 610-332-3378.

Parking and Directions

$15 ($13 plus $2 ArtsQuest Service Fee for phone orders) Children ages 12 and under free.

Dates & Times:

  • Saturday November 1, 2014 --- 11:30 AM





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