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Mercer Museum

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Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
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+1 215-345-0210
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Managed by the Bucks County Historical Society, this museum pays tribute to...

Managed by the Bucks County Historical Society, this museum pays tribute to Henry Chapman Mercer, noted archaeologist, antiquarian, artist and writer.

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Mercer has quite the collection

I live nearby, so I gathered up a few friends for a field trip. We went to Fonthill Castle first, then drove over to this museum. It was January, so we had coats on. Good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I live nearby, so I gathered up a few friends for a field trip. We went to Fonthill Castle first, then drove over to this museum. It was January, so we had coats on. Good thing, too, because it is freezing inside (no heat). The tours are self-guided. The collections are of equipment and tools that were used before the... More 

Thank GinPol
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my son and his (both 15) friend to view the museum. At first, they were impressed by what they saw and who wouldn't be. The 5+floors share an open air style architecture and things hang from every level, creating a sight for the eyes. As you explore, you are taken to little rooms that highlight some aspect of... More 

Thank Hawkshoe
New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best collection in a small building, well organized and COLD. The weather outside was 25 degrees and there is no insulation. Allow about 2 hours to see, most of it. Although there is some wheel chair access. many walkways are narrow, and there are loads of interesting displays branching of staircases that wheelchairs will miss. Loved the 7th floor with... More 

Thank Annelyse C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A castle like all concrete and unique museum. All the various collections of Henry Mercer who was also an eccentric man with many hobbies. If you like unusual collections you will like this very different experiene.

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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum that brings you back in time. Henry Mercer had fantastic forethought to put together a museum that chronicles a way of life that was slowly disappearing. Be sure to look in every corner, you never know what you will find...or whose footprints.

Thank WorkB4Play
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They had many remarkable artifacts and i was particually intrigued by the vampire killing set. It had holy water and the such and i thought it was so funny because the media make fun of these things so much people forget that for some they were apart of daily life. Anyway it was a very entertaining visit.

Thank Rebecca O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was very interesting had many, many objects to view. We visited December 26th, 2016 (dress warmly) can be very cold inside. Ps: if u plan a visit don't miss Fonthill Castle Guided tour reservation required.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

First, if you are doing adults only, do the combination tour with Fonthill and do Fonthill tour BEFORE going to the museum. This gives a background on Mr. Mercer and this massive collection. That said, if you only have time for the museum, you will still be staggered by the volume and scope of all the things housed here. If... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

There are lots of things to see and it can be overwhelming. But take a casual stroll and look at the small rooms that display different items from butter molds to sewing and so much more. There's something for everyone and it's easy to get a good overview of the museum in an hour or two.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were traveling along and came upon this strangely designed building. We pulled in and were delighted to find 1/2 hour tours offered and a local treasure preserved. A local legend, Mr. Mercer was quite the artist and made himself and name in the design and building of this clay tile business in the early 1900s. They also have a... More 

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