Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Rooms to View

Villa Verde
This year's preview night is hosted by David and Jane Noel at their Villa Verde home in Center Valley

Rooms to View House & Garden Tour

Join us as we celebrate 31 years of decorative arts!

Friday, June 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

Celebrate the decorative arts at the 31st annual Rooms to View House & Garden Tour!

This year's SOLD OUT preview night is hosted by David and Jane Noel at their at Villa Verde home in Center Valley! Experience a breathtaking view complete with beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. This stately home features uniquely-styled décor with a modern, rustic feel, and special architectural touches.

The Noels purchased the home in late 2017, and expanded and reimagined the property. Christine Ussler of Artefact redesigned the front façade, adding to the garage and laundry/pantry, and created a grand atrium that connects all three levels with stairs and an elevator. 

Chiles and Sillivan built the original house in 2001, and supplied the same craftsmen to execute all additions. Scott Rothenberger of PLACE designed the welcoming courtyard at the home entrance. The hardscape was installed by Made in Shade. Interior redesigns are by Decoration Unlimited. 

The special event features delicious food by Karen Hunter Catering and live music. As the sun sets, don’t miss the opportunity to mingle and network with other guests from around the Lehigh Valley!

Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 4 pm

The Saturday Tour features nine more spectacular homes in Bethlehem’s historic district and the Lehigh Valley. Tourists can experience some of the area’s most inspiring homes, gardens, patios, kitchens, and distinctive designs.

New this year, guests can also enjoy refreshment stands, pop-up shops, and plants for sale.

Among Saturday’s featured locations is the handsome homestead of Bob and Jeannie Hunsicker along Black River Road in Bethlehem. Here, guest can enjoy live music, shop the HBMS pop-up store, and explore the authentic farm.

After Saturday’s tour, visitors are invited to enjoy a wine and cheese garden reception at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Here, guests can check out HBMS’ new exhibition Unspun: Stories of Silk — a colorful exhibition that begins with the Bethlehem Moravians' attempts to create the world's most luxurious and useful fabric.

Through stories, displays, artwork, and hands-on activities, this display unravels the original manufacturing attempts of local silk makers, and reveals how these efforts influenced this mysterious material's magical journey from Bethlehem’s Church Street to the global marketplace.

The exhibition is presented in part through funding from the Helen & R.K. Laros Foundation.


4630 Old Saucon Road, Bethlehem

29 East Market Street, Bethlehem

2215 Augusta Drive, Center Valley

1601 Stone Hill Way, Bethlehem

2597 Black River Road, Bethlehem

438 High Street, Bethlehem

359 10th Avenue, Bethlehem

2472 Black River Rd, Bethlehem

1594 Weyhill Circle, Bethlehem


Is this a self-guided tour?

Yes. However, there will be docents and volunteers at each home and garden to answer any questions. They will also share fun facts and the history of each space on the tour.

I purchased a ticket online. How do I receive my tickets on the day of the tour?

You do not need a physical ticket. At your first stop, you will check in using your name with our volunteers and staff. Please have your email confirmation of ticket purchase easily accessible.

Is there a map that shows each home and garden on the tour?

Yes. You will receive a program guide with a map at your first tour stop.

How do I know where to start?

You may choose whichever home or garden you wish as a beginning point and an endpoint.  The house tour route is up to you and which homes and gardens you would like to visit.

For additional questions and information about Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites 2023 Rooms to View Tour, please contact Kristy Steier at [email protected].

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Kristy Steier today!


Quadrant Private Wealth


Preview Night Sponsors



Lost Tavern Brewing

Working Dog Press

One Group

Lehigh Valley Style

The Place




Carol C. Dorey Real Estate Inc.

Moravian Village

B & B Pools

Network Magazine

Lewis Brothers Builders


Rooms to View House Tour sponsors

Shafer Construction LLC

Taste of Italy Ristorante

Bartlett Tree Experts

Edwards Business Systems

Allied Building Corporation

Campbell, Rappold & Yurasits LLP

Artefact, Inc.


Rooms to View House Tour Business Sponsors

Joshua Tree Experts

The Morning Call

Thank you to the 2023 House & Garden Tour Committee

Nancy Ahlum
Sarina Ashford
Sheela Donchez
Dolly Dyer
Barbara Fischl
Colleen Gilbert
Karen Hampton
Dayna Plocus
Liz Scofield
Judy Siegfried
Jennifer Van De Voorde



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