The Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts is housed in three interconnected mid-1800s homes featuring changing exhibits, period rooms, and galleries highlighting furniture, paintings, china, clothing, and silver over three centuries of decorative arts. This museum speaks to the changes in style and design over three centuries.
The Kemerer is Pennsylvania’s only decorative arts museum — one of only 15 museums in the United States exclusively dedicated to the decorative arts.
The Kemerer also features a garden designed by Scott Rothenberger's PLACE. The garden uses traditional horticultural sampling and classic landscape architectural elements in a creative and contemporary way. Throughout the garden are stainless steel sculptures created by Bethlehem native, Skip Kralik. With two stunning gardens full of lush sustainable plants, the cocktail garden and chapel garden, the Kemerer makes the perfect space for programs, parties, and events.
The Kemerer Museum at 427 N. New Street, Bethlehem is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., Sat., and Sun. Or please call 1-800-360-TOUR to schedule an appointment.