Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Rooms to View House Tour


Photo by Scott Piccotti.

Preview Soiree: Friday, June 5

5:30-8:30 PM
Catering by Karen Hunter
Music by Hector Rosado and his Latin Jazz Experience

House Tour: Saturday, June 6

10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Learn More About:

Preview Soirée          House & Garden Tour        Kemerer Garden Reception

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2020 Preview Soirée

Friday, June 5, 5:30pm, - 8:30pm

Join us for the Preview Soirée at this enchanting local estate featuring cocktails, delicious catered food by Karen Hunter, and live music by Hector Rosado and his Latin Jazz Experience.

Exterior photos by Halkin Mason Photography. Interior photo by Tom Crane Photography.

About the Preview Home

In this major renovation all existing space was gutted down to the studs and put back together in a traditional fashion. A new section of the renovation is made in barn style using a post and beam/timber frame type of construction.

The home was designed by the esteemed Chester County-based architectural firm Archer and Buchanan. It is special because it is such a traditional home, but it is laid out for modern-day living. The Saucon Valley home was constructed by Worthington & Shagen Custom Home Builders of Newtown.

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House & Garden Tour

Saturday, June 6, 10am - 4pm

Be inspired by beautifully decorated homes and gardens and learn the stories behind the amazing places on the House & Garden Tour!

Drive from home to home and explore the interiors of each building as well as select gardens. Hear the stories of the homes from the homeowners themselves.

Visit all the homes or just the ones you want - then end your day at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts for the Kemerer Garden Reception.

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Kemerer Garden Reception

Saturday, June 6 from 3:30pm - 5pm

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts
427 North New Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

After the tour, relax in the beauty of the Kemerer Garden with wine and light refreshments. Surrounded by lush, sustainable plantings in this garden designed by Scott Rothenberger's PLACE, there's no better way to end the day.

Be sure to take some time to explore the Kemerer Museum and the current exhibit on display.


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Thank You to the 2020 Rooms to View Committee

Nancy Ahlum
Eileen Budd
Sheela Donchez
Carolyn Dunham
Dolly Dyer
Colleen Gilbert

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

Rooms to View FAQ

How can I become a Sponsor or Volunteer for Rooms to View?

Become a Rooms to View Sponsor!

Join us the night before the tour for an elegant Preview Soirée featuring live music, food, wine, and an intimate look at this year’s featured home. With approximately 200 guests, this is a unique opportunity to network with other community and business leaders in the Lehigh ValleyTake advantage of this valuable marketing opportunity and gain exposure to homeowners who are on a constant quest to create a unique and comfortable space in which to entertain friends and family.

Contact Mary Mulder at mmulder@historicbethlehem.org OR 610-882-0450 ext. 27 for sponsorship package details.


Become a Rooms to View Volunteer!

Give back to your community and volunteer for the Rooms to View event!


Contact Mary Mulder at mmulder@historicbethlehem.org OR 610-882-0450 ext. 27 for details.

What are the dates and times of the Rooms to View Preview Soirée and House Tour?

The Rooms to View Preview Soirée is on Friday, June 5, from 6pm - 9pm.
The Preview Soirée home is located at: coming soon.


The Rooms to View House & Garden Tour is on Saturday, June 6, 10am - 3:30pm.
You may start your House Tour at any of the homes on the tour. Locations for the homes will be updated soon.


The Kemerer Garden Reception is on Saturday, June 6 after the House Tour from 3:30pm - 5pm.
The Kemerer Museum is located at 427 North New Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

What is the dress code for the Preview Soirée?

The attire for the Preview Soirée is summer cocktail.

Does the Preview Soirée have valet parking?

Yes, valet parking is available for the Preview Soirée.

We also recommend taking an UBER or LYFT ride to the Preview Soirée as there is limited parking.

Will there be food and drink at the Preview Soiree?

Yes! The Preview Soirée is catered by Karen Hunter. Expect a delicious variety of stand-up dining, hors d'oeuvres, and desserts.

There will be cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages served as well.

What does my Preview Soirée ticket include?

Your Preview Soirée ticket includes your reservation to the Preview Soirée event on Friday, June 5, as well as access to the House & Garden Tour on Saturday, June 6.

All proceeds from your ticket sale directly help us continue our mission to preserve and maintain 20 historic sites, 60,000+ artifacts, and over 275 years of Bethlehem's history.

Is transportation provided for the House & Garden Tour?

No. Guests on the House & Garden Tour must provide their own transportation to the homes on the tour.

Is the House & Garden Tour handicap accessible?

No, the homes on the House & Garden Tour are not handicap accessible.

What should I wear for the House & Garden Tour?

The House & Garden Tour is a casual event - we recommend dressing appropriately for the warm weather!

High heels are not allowed on the House & Garden Tour. Please wear comfortable shoes or sandals.

Is there a rain date for the House & Garden Tour?

The House & Garden Tour goes rain or shine; there is no rain date. Please check the weather in the morning and dress appropriately.

All ticket sales are final. There is no refund on tickets for inclement weather.

Can I purchase the House & Garden Tour ticket on the day of the event?

Yes. House & Garden Tour tickets can be purchased day of the event at any of the houses OR the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center at 505 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

Cash, credit, or check accepted.

What is the starting location for the House & Garden Tour?

Guests may start at any of the homes on the House & Garden Tour OR at the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center (505 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018) OR the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts (427 North New Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018).

Simply exchange your tour ticket for a program at any of those locations and tour the homes at your leisure from 10am - 3:30pm!

May I take pictures inside the homes on the House & Garden Tour?

Video and photography are not allowed inside the homes on the House & Garden Tour.

Thank You to Our 2020 Rooms to View Sponsors




HBMS Rooms to View Major Sponsor Network Magazine


HBMS Rooms to View Supporting Sponsor OneGroup



Lincoln Ernst Landscaping



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