North Side History Tour

On the north side of the Lehigh River in Bethlehem, you’ll find more than three centuries of history within a vibrant downtown culture. Stroll through the Colonial Industrial Quarter to visit the first waterworks in America and the Moravian Book Shop, the oldest continuously run book store in the world. Go north up Church Street for the Moravian Museum and God’s Acre, where signs recount the history of the first settlers in the area.

After the walk, your feet are sure to need a break, so treat yourself to dinner at 1741 on the Terrace inside the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. This historic restaurant, recipient of Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Award and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, is well‑known for its decadent cuisine and impressive wine list.