Saylor Park & Cement Industry Museum

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Saylor Park is the Nation’s only historic site devoted to people and processes that made “liquid rock” a vital building material for the Industrial Revolution.  The museum, recognized as the first of its kind in the world, honors David O. Saylor, 1827-1884, the father of the American Portland Cement Industry.  Saylor was an Englishman who held the first U. S. patent for Portland Cement.  The main attraction is the set of nine Schoefer vertical kilns which have been preserved. These kilns were built in 1892-1893 by David Saylor’s company and operated until 1904. The museum has been built at the base of the kilns. Fourteen exhibits trace the development of the Portland cement industry emphasizing the contributions of the people of the Lehigh Valley to its growth. The land and kilns are a gift of the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company. The museum is administered by the Lehigh County Historical Society.

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Hours of Operation:

Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm
Other hours by appointment
with guide at anytime
during the year.
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Admission is Free


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Saylor Park & Cement Industry Museum

245 North 2nd Street
Coplay, PA 18037

Phone: 610-435-1074
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