Tomb of Unknown Soldier (Bethlehem) – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Atlas Obscura

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Tomb of Unknown Soldier (Bethlehem)

A tribute to those that perished during the American Revolution.  

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This small monument, with several graves, markers, and a flagpole was designed to commemorate American Revolution soldiers who died in a makeshift hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Many were buried on the nearby hillside.

There are supposedly more than 500 soldiers buried nearby in unmarked graves in an area that was once outside the town but is now a residential neighborhood. One soldier was reburied in the tomb around 1931 during the monument’s construction. Several more people were reburied here on Memorial Day 1996 after remains were discovered during a construction project.

The city typically hosts a ceremony here on Memorial Day, and there are other small events occasionally held at the site.

Know Before You Go

Easily accessible from Broad Street in Bethlehem, but since 1st Ave is one way (the wrong way), access the neighborhood from 2nd Avenue.

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