Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Rooms to View Virtual Outdoor Room & Garden Tour

Join us in June for our 29th Annual Rooms to View Garden Tour!

Watch below for a quick peek at what was included on last year's tour!

Join HBMS as we tour Lehigh Valley's most Enchanting Gardens, Elaborate Greenhouses, Exquisite Pools, and Desirable Outdoor Kitchens & Pavilions.

Included in Your Ticket

Recording of Live Stream Event from June 12

Enjoy a virtual visit of the gracious Saucon Valley home and exquisite outdoor living space of Tom and Chris Motamed.

Also featured are the engaging gardens of Historic District homeowners, Paige Van Wirt and Tim Shannon, as well as the contemporary, custom-designed pond and gardens of Fountain Hill residents, Barry Pell and Paul Mackerer.

Don't miss Chef Michael Adams from the Historic Hotel Bethlehem as he guides us through a food-and-wine tasting prepared especially for your enjoyment, featuring wine from Boos Rock Winery and a signature cocktail from Black River Farm's new WarDog Spirits collection.

Full Virtual Tour Videos Released on June 19

We are proud to invite you to view the spectacular properties of the following homeowners who have generously offered to share them with us - only for this event.

Greenhouses, streams and ponds, outdoor sculptures and ruins, expansive floral vistas, intimate pocket gardens, pools and fountains, plants and flowers in their natural habitats, as well as manicured gardenscapes are all part of the tour.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see these exclusive spaces
only through July 31!

Explore this fabulous Saucon Valley home!

Motamed Home sponsored by:
Archer & Buchanan Architects & Worthington and Shagen Custom Builders

Gardens of Barry Pell and Paul Mackerer

Pell & Mackerer Home sponsored by:
ONEGroup & Moravian Village

Gardens of Carol Dorey and John Berseth

Dorey & Berseth Home sponsored by:
Carol Dorey Real Estate

Pool and gardens of John and Susan Blair, Photo credit: Hub Wilson

Blair Home sponsored by:
Blair Custom Homes &
Freedom Lawn Care & Landscaping

Gardens and outdoor rooms of Pat and Matt Millen

Millen Home sponsored by:
The Morning Call


Hilton Home sponsored by:
Lewis Brothers Construction &
Creative Landscapes Inc.

Outdoor room of Joe and Brenda

Joe & Brenda Home sponsored by:
Ruhmel Home Contracting & PLACE

Gardens of Paige Van Wirt and Tim Shannon

Van Wirt & Shannon Home sponsored by:
JLL - Jones La Salle

Gardens of Peggy and Frank Baker

Baker Home sponsored by:
Network Magazine

Gardens of Karen and Steve Hampton

Hampton Home sponsored by:
Shafer Construction

Gardens of Judy Siegfried

Siegfried Home sponsored by:
Express Times/Lehigh Valley Live

von Watzdorf

von Watzdorf Home sponsored by:
Lincoln W. Ernst Landscaping, LLC

Join the experts for some tips on gardening, floral arranging, and watercolor painting with a mini tutorial! View any time at your own leisure.

  • Allium Floral Design and  Ornithea  House of Flowerswill reveal some “tricks of the trade” demonstration for flower arranging, featuring  fresh cut  flowers from  Resilient Farms. 
  • Join Elena Shackleton, President of Lehigh Art Alliance, for a Floral  Watercolor  Paint Along at the beautiful Burnside Plantation. 
  • Sharon Donchez of the Bethlehem Garden Club will join us from the Miller's House Garden at the Luckenbach Mill and share tips on how to  plant your  own herb garden. 
  • Holiday Dinner Featured Artist, Jim Lukens, will be at the Colonial Industrial Quarter to talk about what inspired him for this year's Holiday Dinner & Auction painting. Be the first to see this sensational painting unveiled! Save the date for the Holiday Dinner & Auction on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Original Artwork
from Local Artists

Support Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites and local artists!

Browse stunning original artwork from local artists starting June 5.

New! Online Store

Support Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites with our brand new online store!

Shop specialty planters designed just for friends of HBMS, home décor and accessories, and products from our Visitor Center & Gift Shop that you know and love.

The store also includes original artwork from Lehigh Valley artists. Learn about our Curbside Pickup here.

Thank You to Our 2020 Rooms to View Sponsors





Lincoln Kaar


HBMS Rooms to View Major Sponsor Network Magazine


HBMS Rooms to View Supporting Sponsor OneGroup


HBMS Sponsor Tri Outdoor



HBMS Sponsor Edwards Business Systems


Thank You to the 2020 Rooms to View Committee

Nancy Ahlum
Sarina Ashford
Eileen Budd
Sheela Donchez
Carolyn Dunham
Dolly Dyer

Colleen Gilbert
Dayna Plocus, Chair
Liz Scofield
Gail Shook
Judy Siegfried
Jennifer Van De Voorde



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