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Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sun Inn

 
 
Sun Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
1. Sun Inn Marker
Inscription.  
Erection begun, 1758; enlarged and altered in 19th century. Considered one of the best inns of its time. Here many notable patriots and military leaders of the Revolutionary War period were entertained.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 40° 37.312′ N, 75° 22.911′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is about 150 feet south of the intersection of Main and Broad Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 560 Main Street, Bethlehem PA 18018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Heckewelder House
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monocacy Creek and Johnston Park (about 500 feet away); Horsfield House (about 600 feet away); Pulaski's Banner (about 700 feet away); Miller's House (about 700 feet away); Luckenbach Mill (about 700 feet away); First House of Moravian Settlement (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .  MarkerQuest - The Sun Inn. Further reading about the Sun Inn, both historically and today. (Submitted on December 4, 2018, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Sun Inn and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
2. Sun Inn and Marker
Sun Inn image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
3. Sun Inn
Sun Inn Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
4. Sun Inn Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 915 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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