Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Main Street Views

Goundie House
505 Main Street

Photographs from the Historic Bethlehem, Inc. Collections

Ever wonder what the streets of Bethlehem looked like before paved roads and parked cars?  "Main Street Views: Photographs from the Historic Bethlehem, Inc. Collections" features photographs of Bethlehem streets from the mid-nineteenth century, when Main Street was a dirt road, through the mid-twentieth century when the street looked much like how we know it today. The images from our archives show how Bethlehem changed, including the development of buildings and homes that line its streets. View Bethlehem's history inside the 1810 Goundie House, then stroll outside and see the photographs in real life on Bethlehem's Main Street.

Free Admission, donations are appreciated.

Public Museum Hours
Tuesday through Thursday: 11am to 3pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm


Main Street, c. 1890 P62.2.1332A



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