Musikfest Heritage Trail

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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Musikfest visitors can experience the rich history of Bethlehem on their own using the Musikfest Heritage Trail! 

Thank you for visiting the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center to get your Musikfest mug.  The Musikfest Heritage Trail can be accessed using a phone or mobile device with data or wifi access.  It's the perfect way to get a taste of Bethlehem's history while enjoying the largest free music festival in the country!

Upon purchase you will recieve the Trail weblink and your access password by email.  The access passcode is active for the duration of Musikfest 2022 (ends 8/15/22)


Link Time Distance Brief description
Moravian Founders 1 hour 20 min 1 mile Focused on the very heart of Historic Bethlehem, and in the newly designated Historic Moravian Bethlehem National Historic Landmark District, this link tells how the city's first settlers built a prosperous economy, filled with crafts and trade.
Monocacy Valley 1 hour 20 min 2.5 miles Wind along the Monocacy Way Trail and follow the creek that brought life to Burnside Plantation, Illick's Mill, and the Colonial Industrial Quarter. A great link for bikers!
Westward Expansion 1 hour 15 min 2 miles Following the construction of the Broad Street Bridge came Bethlehem's first suburbs. This peaceful neighborhood stroll includes a memorial to fallen Revolutionary War soldiers.
Victorian Bethlehem 1 hour 0.75 miles Take in the breathtaking homes that housed Bethlehem's wealthiest industrialists.
Farmland to Industry 2 hours 3 miles As farms became factories and canals became railroads in the mid-1800s, Bethlehem grew to include many churches, social halls, and markets.
SteelStop #80Sponsored By:Just Born 1 hour 1.75 miles The great story of Bethlehem Steel's rise to become the second largest steel producer in the U.S. This link highlights the people who worked at the plant.