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Mercer Museum

84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
+1 215-345-0210
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What a collection!

This museum is a collection of early American tools and goods from daily life. The actual... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
Vicki B
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Marlton, New Jersey
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A historical fun house

If you're looking to visit a truly uncommon museum (in a real nice town), a trip to the Mercer... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
chas575
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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"hanging from the ceiling"
in 12 reviews
"conestoga wagon"
in 10 reviews
"general store"
in 10 reviews
"whaling boat"
in 13 reviews
"industrial revolution"
in 13 reviews
"concrete building"
in 10 reviews
"first floor"
in 11 reviews
"everyday objects"
in 5 reviews
"stage coach"
in 5 reviews
"farm implements"
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"fire engine"
in 5 reviews
"fascinating collection"
in 5 reviews
"daily life"
in 9 reviews
"american life"
in 7 reviews
"could spend hours"
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"bucks county"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is a collection of early American tools and goods from daily life. The actual collection is very impressive and vast. It is displayed in a fun, quirky manner. There are items everywhere--even on the ceiling! The actual museum is chilly so bring a...More

Thank Vicki B
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

If you're looking to visit a truly uncommon museum (in a real nice town), a trip to the Mercer Museum is just the ticket. The museum sets up like a big historical fun house, and we found it fascinating. The 7 story castle's architecture is...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We went to try he Mercer Museum not really knowing the c OK mpkete history of Henry Mercer. He was a man with a deep passion for early American treasures. From the simplest basket to a whaling boat, to a complete collection of wrought iron...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

When in the Philadelphia area, take a trip to Doylestown, visit Mercer Museum. It was way better than what I expected. Unbelievable place.

Thank Anita K
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum recommend you wear a coat no heat and a concrete building it is cold also start at top and work your way down allow ample time a lot to see will go back

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Largely a collection of household tools prior to 1850, there is not a lot to read or learn, but tons to see and the building itself is the star to some degree. If you go in winter remember that the building is not climate controlled...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

This museum is so amazing! Tons of stuff to discover, and the pottery work is incredible. Very fun to visit.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 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
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Andrea G
16 June 2018|
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Response from TLynnwire | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend on hot humid days. The newer section is AC but the main older section is not.
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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
10 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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