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Mercer Museum

84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
+1 215-345-0210
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Impressive attraction on a rainy day!

We had an amazing time at the Museum, where we learnt a lot about the early American history... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Serge M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A different perspective on life and living

We went to visit Henry's home after touring his brother's Aldie Mansion. The contrast in style of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
213ardenw
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Levittown, United States
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Managed by the Bucks County Historical Society, this museum pays tribute to Henry Chapman Mercer, noted archaeologist, antiquarian, artist and writer.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an amazing time at the Museum, where we learnt a lot about the early American history. Looking up was a little scary, yet fascinating as you see furnishing, tools, boats and other things hanging from the ceiling and walls. It's pretty unique too!...More

Thank Serge M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to visit Henry's home after touring his brother's Aldie Mansion. The contrast in style of the two homes were amazing to see. However, the logic and reasoning behind the way that Henry chose to live was enlightening. Kudos to him for creating a...More

Thank 213ardenw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where can you see a castle in the middle of small town America? It’s here right in Doylestown. This is a treasure trove of history and a beautiful building to roam through and enjoy. Don’t forget to visit the rotating exhibits and gift shop too,...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If there ever were a zombie apocalypse, I would get to the Mercer Museum as fast as possible! One could easily stay holed up in the concrete structure and have every tool to stay self-sufficient. Each display has tons of specimens from every trade you...More

1  Thank Phebe T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mercer was definitely an eccentric - and this museum houses his collection of tools. He was attempting to record all the tools the different trades of the day used. Many of these trades are gone - like button-makers and whalers. Just a fascinating builder to...More

Thank Raydar_ABE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is an under-rated jewel right around the corner from most Bucks/Mercer County residences. This amazing structure, built by Henry Mercer in 1916, is a breathtaking example of a very early "poured-in-place" concrete structure. It would be an extremely interesting visit even if just...More

Thank Dean A
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Always charmed by the massive collection of artifacts in the old section. Newer addition not quite so charming but a wonderful format to showcase traveling national exhibits. Calendar of events will offer varied ways for families to step into a historical experience. Your European friends...More

1  Thank cassandrag817
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Mercer Museum in Doylestown was fascinating. Really impressive. Drammatic displays of early American tools. A splendid old cement building. We have one person in our party with mobility issues. We were able to use a wheelchair in about 90% of the museum so it is...More

1  Thank JerseyJosie
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Located in the upscale town of Doylestown, the Mercer museum is a great followup to the Fonthill Castle. This put into better context the fascination the he had for collecting. You might say that he was the original "American Picker". I especially thought it fascinating...More

1  Thank JetsMan
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I came to the museum while Doylestown was hosting its arts festival, and surprise! In honor of the festival, the museum waived the $15 adult admission fee! What a treat. The museum is open Mon-Sat from 10 am till 5 pm, and on...More

1  Thank Star S
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PazLa
29 September 2016|
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Response from chalfontmom8 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say 1-2 hours as well
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Janice L
11 September 2016|
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Response from 1Johnny1 | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator but there are still some steps and narrow walkways. Elevator does not go to lobby so you have a flight of stairs to get to level one where elevator is.
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ShoeyPhiladelphia_PA
29 May 2016|
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Response from hikepark | Reviewed this property |
You can see the other people's answers, but don't let the cost deter you...This is one of the most unique museums I have ever visited and is well worth the time and money...Just make sure you give yourself time to visit the... More
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