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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

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Address: 130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone Number: +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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Visit Fonthill first and then come here.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Milford, DE
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Milford, DE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Everything explained on this 1 hour tour of the tile and pottery plant who how and when fully explored along with a gift store with the finished product Very interesting visit, you will enjoy!!!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This was the last stop of a very long day, so we opted not to take the tour. Still worth the time, just to shop all the beautiful tiles! Bring your wallet-the prices are steep and you can easily bust your budget here! I would not bring children in here. Too many breakable and tempting tiles! Plus, it's a very... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Built in 1912 in the Spanish revival style this cast-in-place concrete structure appears like it is straight out of a "Star Wars" scene. In actuality it is the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works working museum. It was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1972. Under the direction of Henry Chapman Mercer (1889-1930), hand-crafted tiles in the factory... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is a must do along with Fonthill. This museum shows you how Henry Mercer got into the tile business and how the tiles were made. The tile works still makes tiles today using exact replicas of Mercer's original forms. We were able to see a demonstration which was neat to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Make time for a trip to the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works! After watching the introductory film you Begin your self guided tour of this amazing historic building. Speak to a craftsman while he demonstrates how tiles are made is the age old tradition. On the way our browse through the gift shop and pick up a tile or two... More 

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Dumont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

After touring Fonthill, which is a must see.. we walked over to the Pottery gift shop. Very nice tiles and worth a stop on atrip to the area.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Moravian Pottery is a quirky building with an interesting history of Mr. Mercer's beginnings and success in the tile making business. The building looks much as it would have when still bustling with kilns, shelves of tiles with designs of all sorts impressed into the clay. There was an introductory film, a self-guided tour, a person who was demonstrating the... More 

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