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Start Your Historic Bethlehem Visit Here

The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is the place to start your visit to Bethlehem and order tour tickets, gather information, and shop in the museum store. The majority of our historic sites are within walking distance from the Visitor Center. Burnside Plantation, Bethlehem's farm in the city, is only a two-minute car ride from downtown or a 10 minute walk on the Greenway.

Hours of Operation

Visitor Center Location

505 Main St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
1-800-360-TOUR

*Hours subject to change seasonally, click here for hours of operation at all our sites

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday: Closed

Tuesday:12 pm - 6 pm

Wednesday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Thursday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Friday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Saturday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

Bethlehem is easily reached  by car, bus, and plane and is only 85 miles from  New York City and 60 miles  from Philadelphia.

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Parking in downtown Bethlehem: Public parking is available in two garages, one at North Street and another at Walnut Street. Meter parking is also available on many of the city's side streets.

The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is located at 505 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

From Philadelphia: Take the PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (Route 476) to the Allentown exit and get onto Route 22 East.  Take the Bethlehem, Route 378 South exit.  Take the Center City exit and turn left onto 3rd Street.  At the light, turn left onto Broad Street.  Once across the bridge, take a right onto Main Street.  The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is about halfway down Main Street on the right, opposite Market Street.

From the Poconos: Take Route 33 South to Route 22 West.  Take the Bethlehem, Route 378 South exit.  Take the Center City exit and turn left onto 3rd Street.  At the light, turn left onto Broad Street.  Once across the bridge, take a right onto Main Street.  The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is about halfway down Main Street on the right, opposite Market Street.

From NYC: Take I-78 West to Exit 67, Hellertown/Bethlehem.  Turn right onto Main Street/Route 412 North.  Continue following Route 412 North for 2 miles.  Turn right onto the Minsi Trail Bridge/Stefko Blvd.  Turn left at the first light onto Market Street.  The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is at the end of Market Street.

From Harrisburg: Take I-81 North to Exit 89, I-78 East toward Allentown.  Drive 50 miles and take the Route 22 East exit.  Take the Route 378 South/Bethlehem exit.  Take the Center City exit and turn left onto 3rd Street.  At the light, turn left onto Broad Street.  Once across the bridge, take a right onto Main Street.  The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is about halfway down Main Street on the right, opposite Market Street.

Maps and directions to our other sites can be found at the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center, as well as here.

"Be sure to enter this center. Vast amount of local information and guidance to experience Bethlehem, PA." - Lorrie C, TripAdvisor

"What a nice place to start my visit to Bethlehem!" -Bonnie, Washington

"I was in downtown Bethlehem this Saturday. I made my way into the Museum Store. What a great place! It was packed too! So many great gifts! Going back and doing some serious shopping is definitely on my To-Do list. Can’t believe I had not wondered in the store before." -Carrie

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Support your community by helping out as a volunteer at the Visitor Center & Museum Store. This is often the first place visitors go for information, souvenirs, and recommendations! Be the friendly face they remember by volunteering.

Responsibilities include greeting guests at the door and assisting with merchandise.

Contact Lindsey Jancay to learn more!

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Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Registration and financial information about Historic Bethlehem Partnership, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999, or on the web at www.dos.state.pa.us. Registration does not imply endorsement.