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Hoover Mason Trestle

711 E 1st St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1369
+1 610-297-7200
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Hauntingly beautiful

What a peaceful walk! I loved getting up close to the old steel structures. It’s beautiful to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
PAHRGal
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West Chester, PA
via mobile
Very cool way to experience the Steelworks!

I love that they are preserving this history for generations to come as the steel industry has been... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
prilla2
,
Dallas, Texas
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“steel making” (13 reviews)
“self guided” (8 reviews)
“bethlehem steel” (53 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
711 E 1st St, Bethlehem, PA 18015-1369
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+1 610-297-7200
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"steel making"
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"self guided"
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"bethlehem steel"
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"elevated walkway"
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"guided tour"
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"steel stacks"
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"interpretive signs"
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"great photo ops"
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"close view"
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"nice walk"
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"the high line"
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"small visitor center"
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"entire length"
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"huge impact"
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"piece of american history"
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"historic walk"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a peaceful walk! I loved getting up close to the old steel structures. It’s beautiful to see how nature is trying to overtake them. Even with my limited photographic skills and just an iPhone, I got some great pictures. Stopped whenever the mood struck...More

Thank PAHRGal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love that they are preserving this history for generations to come as the steel industry has been such an important part of the economic growth of the US.

Thank prilla2
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A part of American History! This is what helped build America whether it be thru our bridges, skyscrapers of New York or our military. Bethlehem Steel n the 30,000 employees forged the foundation of the good old USA. This is the history that many of...More

Thank whochip
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this self-guided tour. Walked up a few flights of stairs to get there and then noticed there was also an elevator. We walked along the elevated walkway for a close up view of the plant. There were numerous guide-plaques to read that told...More

Thank MommaJage
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even without the 3,000 degree furnaces blasting, it's like a slice of Mordor. Plan on spending no less than an hour, and while you're at it, take a drive up into the residential part of town to see where the mill workers lived...quite a contrast...More

3  Thank Timothy L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The now silent steel mill is the bustling entertainment center. Enjoy concerts, shopping, lodging, and the HMT history. The trestle is above the hustle and bustle and the informative panels give you a sense of Bethlehem's deep history. The HMT makes history personal, interactive and...More

Thank truestay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there in spring, with a lot of budding trees, etc. which made the stark contrast of this amazing industrial complex more sharp. It’s a very powerful feeling to walk along the trestle and observe the now silent machinery. Make time to stop, you...More

Thank tracymezzo
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The Park area is linear and is 1650 feet in length. It is on the reclaimed site of the “Bethlehem Steel Plant”. There is a catwalk built at a height of 46 feet above the ground (accessed by several steps, or by an elevator for...More

1  Thank TheExplorerFamily
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Bravo to Bethlehem historical community for not letting it's heritage be torn down. The walkway and it's informational panels are very interesting and done at your own speed. And around this historical structure is life...concerts...events....a great visitor center and within walking distance a casino and...More

Thank gypsy4747
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Very interesting, well worth a visit! The elevated walkway which is accessed by stairs or elevator gives great views of the blast furnaces etc. Great views of the surrounding areas.

Thank Annette S
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David T
2 April 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
There is a elevator to the trestle but the walk is probably about a 1/2 mile and then you need to walk back to the elevator
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lcurry5
5 January 2017|
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Response from NHwanderer | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly it's an open public place and I think you can just go there. The ticket was for the guided tour, which I thought was very worthwhile. I grew up in Bethlehem and my Dad was a mechanical engineer at the... More
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