National Museum of Industrial History

602 East Second St, Bethlehem, PA 18015 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

The National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Located in a 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history. NMIH tells the story of America’s industrial achievements and the accomplishments of our workers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.


See over 200 unique industrial artifacts in our 18,000 sq. foot exhibit space — whether it is the first made, the oldest surviving, or last produced. Listen to first-hand accounts of workers, entrepreneurs, and activists. Turn a flywheel, lift some pig iron, or carry a bobbin board. There’s so much to do and see!

In addition to our regular exhibits “Don’t Touch That Dial: 100 Years of Radio” will allow visitors a hands-on look at the radio industry from its invention through modern day. Try your hand at Morse code, the art of foley or operating a HAM radio.

Guided tours can be arranged by reserving in advance at 610-694-6644. Please note the Museum closes at 5:00pm on Museum Day.


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