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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

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Address: 130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
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+1 215-348-6098
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10:00 - 16:45
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, is...

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, is maintained as a "working history" museum by Pennsylvania's County of Bucks, Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Interesting Tiles and building

Really enjoyed this place. Lots of interesting tiles and amazing building to tour. Also a gift shop you can buy some of the tiles for yourself or gifts.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed this place. Lots of interesting tiles and amazing building to tour. Also a gift shop you can buy some of the tiles for yourself or gifts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a few hours to spare so I decided to stop by Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. For $5 (adults), you watch a short video of Mercer and the Moravian Pottery facility, and then walk around on a self-guided tour. The video was a good length, a little old school but informative. The self guided tour can take as... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tile works is a really neat place to go. I can't remember how much it costs but it wasn't much. We did a self directed tour and the place is incredible! They still have someone making tiles and it was an interesting tour. I recommend it and I know that my guest loved it!

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Johnson City, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured Fonthill Castle first, which was amazing to see all the attention to detail, beautiful castle! We then toured the Pottery & Tile Works to see where all the castle tiles were made. Enjoyed learning all the background & the process to tile making. Live demonstration. Awesome gift shop with unique tiles you can only purchase on site.

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Thank Christina C
Hunterdon Cty
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The GPS will bring you to the right street, sort of. The town repositioned a road, but no big deal. The tiny entrance sign can be missed. Lots of parking on grass, only two handicapped spots. Watch, if snow on ground. Outside bathrooms from the 1940s, no heat but running water. Only $5 to get in for adults, video of... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Henry Mercer was the eccentric genius that designed and built the tile works and his touch is everywhere. Who else would have copied the architecture of a California Spanish mission to build a factory in Pennsylvania Dutch country? All in concrete - even the work benches and window frames. He was also classic hoarder/collector of tools and books and numerous... More 

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Take a self-guided tour of the tile works to see the legacy that Henry Mercer left behind. Watch the video first so you understand how the tiles are made. The only disappointment I had was we were supposed to see people actually working but they were all on lunch break so we didn't get to see that. The cost is... More 

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Milford, DE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Located next to Fonthill, the castle built by Henry Mercer, this "factory" is still in operation. Very interesting to see how the tiles are still made by hand. Worth a visit if you tour Fonthill.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This pottery was so much more then I expected. Plan on watching the movie, walking a self directed tour and then being challenged on what beautiful treasure you want to take home. I love pottery and this was an educational experience. We will return on a future visit.

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I had gone into the Tile Shop before going into Fonthill Castle and would have missed something special if I hadn't come back for the self-guided tour. Henry Mercer was self-taught tile worker. The tiles being sold in the Tile Shop are actual reissues of Mr. Mercer's work. His tiles are actually on display at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in... More 

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