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Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

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A hidden gem!

This beautiful home houses a collection of decorative arts that tells the history of our country... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Michelle C
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Wonderful Collection

Be sure to stop here when visiting Bethlehem. Your guides are well informed and pleasant. You... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Sloatsburg, New York
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Jan 12, 2018
“A hidden gem!”
Dec 8, 2017
“Wonderful Collection”
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427 N New St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5802
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This beautiful home houses a collection of decorative arts that tells the history of our country. There is the darker parlor full of ricoco and heavy tapestry from the 1800's. My favorite, though, is the lovely light living room setting with antiques from the 1700's....More

Thank Michelle C
kristenwalsh2017, Guest Relations Manager at Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hi Shelly, Thank you so much for your kind review. The bright living room is my favorite as well! I hope you enjoyed your visit and return again in March when we open our next exhibit at the Kemerer. Wishing you well, Kristen

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Be sure to stop here when visiting Bethlehem. Your guides are well informed and pleasant. You will enjoy this attraction.

Reviewed 23 May 2017

not that nifty, seems like rich people in bethlehem, showed off their stuff. i have more fun going to any local antique store.

Thank jimbobboy10
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This was not something I wanted to do. We got free tickets to visit so we went. It is a museum dedicated to Decorative arts. It is in a home with 3 floors. It ahs a dark and musty smell which puts me off. You...More

Thank arithecat
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum had on display many interesting artifacts from the history of Bethlehem. In addition it has very interesting temporary exhibits. The next exhibit will have Victorian pictures made from hair.

Thank Ronald M
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were in Bethlehem for Christmas displays and to visit the various Moravian historical sites (the Protestant group from the now-Czech Republic that settled Bethlehem 275 years ago). We had a pass to four of the sites that had "historical Christmas tree" displays. The others...More

Thank D R
Reviewed 26 September 2016

First of all, let me explain my biases: I've visited a lot of museums, and new ones I tour have a lot to live up to. I understand that a small museum tucked away in a corner of Bethlehem, PA isn't going to live up...More

1  Thank Chicagobanana
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We truly enjoyed our visit to the museum. Staff there was friendly and helpful and provided a tour. The place is beautiful to look at and we greatly enjoyed the exhibit that was showing during our visit (we saw the Steampunk exhibit). Right in the...More

Thank Karlise13
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This museum is housed in what had been three homes that have become an integrated museum space. That alone made it a very interesting place to visit. Again, as in all the places we visited in Bethlehem, The guides were interested in us and interesting...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We recently donated our dining room table to the museum. It dates from about 1880. On the visit we also were impressed with the many artifacts they had on display. Many doll houses of all sizes and ages. Photos of early Bethlehem. It is part...More

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Response from RAY A | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We donated an antique table back the museum so we were treated as guests. Now our table will be enjoyed by many people. It is worth checking their website at 'Historic Bethlehem'. Ray