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1869 Luckenbach Mill

Visitor Center Hours

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

All Site Hours

Once the original site of the flour mill, the 1869 Luckenbach Mill was in continuous use well into the 20th century.

The 1869 Luckenbach Mill, located within the Colonial Industrial Quarter was built in a few months on the foundations of the earlier 1751 Grist Mill, which was destroyed by fire in 1869. The mill ground grain into coarse and fine flour. This building functioned as a grist mill until the late 1940s when it became an automobile parts store surrounded by a junkyard.

This brick building was restored in the early 1980s, but portions of the first floor and north and east walls of the 1751 mill are still visible. Today, the mill is a multi-purpose space.

The third floor houses our Historic Bethlehem Library and Archives, including a collection of 10,000 photographs of Bethlehem, a 2,000-volume library, and thousands of letters, manuscripts, maps, and documents relating to the history of our community.

Luckenbach Mill hours and exhibitions

Lehigh Art Alliance presents Thoroughly Modern Exhibition in the first-floor gallery and LAA 88th Fall Juried Exhibition in the second-floor gallery.

Exhibitions are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 1 through Nov. 5, 2023.

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