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Hoover Mason Trestle Tour Pricing:

$15 for Hoover Mason Trestle tour
$18 for Hoover Mason Trestle tour plus a screening of "Bethlehem: The Christmas City"

Tour Details:

Tours take place every Thursday - Sunday. Screening at 10:30 a.m. and tour at 11 a.m.

The heart and soul of Bethlehem Steel, The Hoover Mason Trestle, is the closest you can get to the crucible of iron and steel making in America. Bethlehem Steel Corporation was a pioneer in steel production. Steel produced by Bethlehem Steel was used in the construction of some of American's greatest landmarks -- Golden Gate Bridge, George Washington Bridge, and the Chrysler Building in New York City.   Additionally, structural members of the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the Hoover Dam, were made by Bethlehem Steel.

While similar to the Highline in NYC,  the Hoover Mason Trestle stands apart because it offers the only view into the American iron and steel industry, with platforms built at key vantage points that illustrate the magnitude of 100-ton fly wheels, huge ore cars and immense blast furnaces. While the furnaces sit idle today, the site has been reclaimed and visitors enjoy fabulous vistas of South Bethlehem, South Mountain, and St. Michael’s Cemetery which was captured in the famous photograph by Walker Evans in the 1930’s.

Tickets:

Click here to purchase tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Steelstacks Visitor Center presented by St. Luke's University Health Network, 711 East First Street.

Special Tour Note: The Hoover Mason Trestle tour is $15 per person. Tickets include both the walking tour and admission to the introductory film, Bethlehem: The Christmas City. The tour departs from the ArtsQuest SteelStacks Visitor Center, 711 East First Street, Bethlehem, with the film beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending before the 11 a.m. tour departs.

Rise & Fall of Bethlehem Steel Tour Pricing:

$12 for Rise & Fall of Bethlehem Steel tour
$15 for Rise & Fall of Bethlehem Steel tour plus a screening of "Bethlehem: The Christmas City"

Tours take place every Thursday - Sunday. Screening at 12:30 p.m. and tour at 1 p.m.

Tour Details:

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.

Tickets:

Click here to purchase tickets online. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Steelstacks Visitor Center presented by St. Luke's University Health Network, 711 East First Street.

Special Tour Note: The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem Steel tour is $15 per person. Tickets include both the walking tour and admission to the introductory film, Bethlehem: The Christmas City. The tour departs from the ArtsQuest SteelStacks Visitor Center, 711 East First Street, Bethlehem, with the film beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending before the 1 p.m. tour departs.


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