Lehigh County is a county located in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Its county seat is Allentown, which is the state’s 3 rd largest city behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Formed in 1812, it was named after the Lehigh River, whose name was derived from the term Lechauweki, meaning “where there are two forks”. The county has a total area of 348 square miles. Lehigh County is among the fastest growing counties in the state.
Points of Interest:
1762 Waterworks: The first pumped municipal water system in America was done at the 1762 Waterworks. Due to the significance it played in history, this building is a National Historic Landmark, a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, and an American Water Landmark.
Steelstacks & Cultural Campus: Situated on 10-acres amidst the ruins of the former Bethlehem Steel, Steelstacks in the largest revitalized brownfield in the country. This site has become a destination for arts and culture enthusiasts.
The Liberty Bell Museum: In 1962, members of Zion’s church and the community came together to build a shrine safeguarding America’s symbol of freedom here during the darkest days of the Revolution. The Liberty Bell Museum is now home of an exact replica copy of the Liberty Bell.
Musikfest: The largest and most diverse non-gated, free outdoor music festival in the country. Founded in 1984, the first Musikfest featured 295 performances on 6 stages and attracted over 180,000 people. Over the past 3 decades, the event has grown with over 500 shows on 16 stages over 19 days, now with over 900,000 people making their way to the festival.