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Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

427 N New St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5802
+1 610-868-6868
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not that nifty, seems like rich people in bethlehem, showed off their stuff. i have more fun going... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
A quick trip down memory lane

This was not something I wanted to do. We got free tickets to visit so we went. It is a museum... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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“on display” (4 reviews)
“doll houses” (2 reviews)
“local artists” (2 reviews)
427 N New St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5802
+1 610-868-6868
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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 30 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

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 10 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

Thank RAY A
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We arrived shortly before closing and they were kind enough to stay late and give us a personal tour. They were so friendly and knowledgeable.The collection of household items is impressive and there is an area dedicated to just dollhouses. There are stairs on the...More

Thank 522travelbug522
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Have been here a few times and really enjoyed this last visit. Saw very old maps of Bethlehem in addition to many belongings of Annie Kenmerer. Our guide was very informative and answered all questions. Definitely a place to visit!

Thank Pat S
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3 September 2016|
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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