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Mercer Museum

84 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
+1 215-345-0210
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A Very Cool Place to Visit

This is such a menagerie of collections by an eclectic man. You just don't know how it will be... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Eilene S
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Jamison, Pennsylvania
I loved Fonthill Castle more, but this was worth the extra $11 for the combo ticket.

You'll find very few tiles here but rather Henry's collection of everyday tools and objects from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toni_McGo
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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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 Street, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
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Reviewed yesterday

This is such a menagerie of collections by an eclectic man. You just don't know how it will be displayed not to mention it is in a poured concrete building. Not huge so it does not get tedious.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll find very few tiles here but rather Henry's collection of everyday tools and objects from the early 20th century. The central hall display is breathtaking when you first walk in and see 5 stories of objects (boats, carriages, mills) hanging from the walls and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mercer museum is built from concrete - it will withstand rain (and it rained a lot the day we were there) and earthquakes. The collection of artifacts on display is huge, and it's amazing to see the good condition of so many items from...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum one of the better history museums we've visited. The racing exhibit was really interesting; included running, bike, horse and motorsport racing. There are 7 floors of displays and each jam packed with items to look at. Take your time and look everywhere....More

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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ryan, Thank you for your review on your visit to the Mercer Museum. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience in our museum and in our major summer exhibit, Racing: A Need for Speed. We hope to see you back...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our family vacation in PA, we stopped at this gem of a museum. They had a Racing exhibit which was all about racing in Bucks County, PA from the 1800's to today. Cool exhibits featuring bicycles, cars, and more. The rest of...More

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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to the Mercer Museum. We are so happy to hear that you had a great visit and that you enjoyed our major summer exhibit, Racing: A Need for Speed in our rotating exhibit space! Thank you...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great museum that was built by Henry Mercer. In fact, the building was built in the 1900's from sketches that Henry Mercer drew. The museum is seven stories high an houses thousands of items from wood barrel making, making shoes, and cider...More

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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for reviewing your visit the the Mercer Museum. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed learning more about Henry Mercer and the everyday tools of life in America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Additionally, we are so glad that you...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Really neat museum with thousands of items. What made this so special was that many items once belonged to members of my wife's family. What is not on a shelf hangs over each floor. Simply fascinating.More

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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to the Mercer Museum. We are so happy you enjoyed learning more about Henry Mercer and America's history prior to the Industrial Revolution through our artifacts and exhibits. Additionally, we are glad your trip was made extra...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

As you reach the Mercer you notice the large concrete edifice in the background, but arriving in the modern Museum foyer, we had no idea of the works of wonder that lay ahead. Over seven floors, this collectors home is a rabbit warren of separate...More

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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your review on your visit to the Mercer Museum. We are so glad to hear that you had such a good time exploring our museum and learning more about the history of America prior to the Industrial Revolution. We will be...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Have visited here many times. It is a must see if visiting Doylestown or if you live nearby and have never gone in. All kinds of articles for the early days of our nation and Bucks County, You won't be disappointed.More

1  Thank Herb S
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Herb, Thank you for reviewing the Mercer Museum. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy our museum so much that you have come back multiple times! We aim to tell the stories of everyday life in Bucks County and beyond during the 18th...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The scale of the main hall is stunning - a vaguely Escher-like Romanesque cathedral nave stuffed to the brim with relics of early American craft and industry. Conestoga wagons protrude through archways, twisting stairways lead to attics full of old stoves, niches recreate the toolboxes...More

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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Mercer Museum. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed exploring our beautiful museum and learning more about the history of American prior to the Industrial Revolution. We thank you again for taking the time...More

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Andrea G
16 June 2018|
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Response from MercerFonthillTeam | Property representative |
Hi Andrea, Thank you for you question. The historic castle portion of the Mercer Museum is not climate controlled and may experience fluctuations in both temperature and humidity depending on external weather conditions... More
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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 MercerFonthillTeam | Property representative |
Hi Janice, Thank you for your question. The original portion of the Mercer Museum is partially handicapped accessible (approximately 65%) by elevator. The new wing, which includes the changing Exhibition Gallery and... More
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