View of the orchards at March Farm in Bethlehem, Connecticut March Farm

Bethlehem Overview

Incorporated in 1787, Bethlehem is home to just under 3,500 residents. A singular stop light in the center of town captures its true essence – quaint yet abuzz with small businesses, local eateries and attractions for history buffs and nature enthusiasts alike.

Bethlehem's Main Street

Similar to many small towns in New England, Main Street serves as the hub for most of Bethlehem’s activity. All of its restaurants, apart from one family-owned deli, line Main Street in a less-than-two mile stretch. 

Some of the town’s most notable attractions are found here – including the Old Bethlehem Historical Society Museum and Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, a landmark recently re-energized by the New York Times-bestselling novel, Lilac Girls.

The gardens of the Bellamy-Ferriday House in Bethlehem

Bethlehem seasonal activities

For its size and population, Bethlehem is a town rich in charm and traditional delights. March Farm offers pick-your-own fruit during their peak seasons, as well as hayrides and a petting zoo. Annual events like the Bethlehem Fair, Antique Truck Show, Christmas Town Festival and Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival bring in visitors from across the state and beyond.

Aerial view of the Bethlehem Fair in Bethlehem, Connecticut Bethlehem Fair

Bethlehem Fair.

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