Located in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, the beautiful city of Bethlehem, PA has a rich and historic past. Founded on Christmas Eve in 1741, Bethlehem was once home to iconic Bethlehem Steel. Today, this scenic city has moved on to an even greater era and is celebrating its 275 anniversary this year!

To honor this milestone anniversary, visitors and residents alike get to enjoy a year of exciting events and tours hosted throughout the Bethlehem region. There’s something for everyone with this 275 anniversary event, and autumn is the perfect time of year to take part in the “Death & Dying Cemetery Tour”. This tour takes you through the 1741 Gemeinhaus – a National Historic Landmark and the oldest remaining building in Bethlehem. You’ll also make a stop at the city’s oldest cemetery, God’s Acre, which has been featured in “12 of the World’s Most Fascinating Cemeteries”! During the tour, you will be led by guides in traditional Moravian clothing who will spin tales of men and women who lived in the town throughout the ages. 


If cemetery tours aren’t your style, there are plenty of other exciting events coming up in the Bethlehem 275 anniversary celebration! Pet lovers will enjoy taking a stroll through the Creative Companies Pet Gallery that explores the human-animal relationship over the centuries in America. You can also learn some new pet training techniques, view numerous animal paintings and décor created by local artists over a century ago, and check out the Elizabeth Johnston Prime Dollhouse Collection of miniature pets and other scenes.

During late November and December, you can’t miss the culmination of the year-long festivities that showcase the lighting of the incredible Christmas lights throughout the city – giving historic Bethlehem the title of “The Christmas City”!

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With such a family-friendly community as Bethlehem, it is no wonder that so many want to live here. O’Brien’s Moving & Storage will work with you to ensure that your relocation exceeds your expectations! As the Bethlehem moving company of choice for over 80 years, our motto of “Courteous and Dependable” extends to every aspect of our moving and storage services!

Whether you are moving across the country or within the city limits of Bethlehem, O’Brien’s is the most trusted name for local and long distance moving throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To find out how we can help you with a stress-free relocation, just give us a call today or fill out our online form to request a free moving estimate!