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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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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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Amazing exhibits and amazing building!

This Museum is not just about their exhibits, take the time to marvel at the incredible architecture!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This Museum is not just about their exhibits, take the time to marvel at the incredible architecture!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

While it's not a destination activity in itself, the Mercer Museum is certainly worth a stop if you're in the region. There are several floors jam packed with artifacts from the pre-industrial era in the United States, presented in an organized, thoughtful manner. Handicapped access is available to each level via a (small) elevator. Throughout the building, there is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Most people might not be familiar with the Mercer Museum. This museum was just made a Smithsonian Affiliate an incredible accomplishment! Originally designed and created by Henry Chapman Mercer in the late 19th century. Mercer was a visionary and an exceptional artist and craftsman. "Mercer believed that American society was being destroyed by industrialism, which inspired his search for American... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Quite an interesting display of colonial crafts; well shown with a large 6 story center opening and each floor has uique little "stories' to tell of different craft rooms: candy, candles, printing, horn crafts, pottery, etc Special Shaker exhibit right now

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

It's a nice little place. Doylestown is a small town but with a fun history dating back to the colonial days, and this museum is a staple of the area. The museum doesn't take long to get through and it's a nice thing to do even on a rainy day, especially if you have a guest and it's their first... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Don't know what the big hub bub is about, this museum is a dark and gloomy place, too many things that are a jumbled together and no real theme or interesting exhibits. Some individual items are different, like the whale boat but all in all you would do better at a good antiques store. "The Emperor Has No Clothes, if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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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