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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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A Unique Museum

Very different then most. The Merced museum is a collection of all the technology of America Pre Industrial Age. What really makes this a fascinating experience is how it's... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Very different then most. The Merced museum is a collection of all the technology of America Pre Industrial Age. What really makes this a fascinating experience is how it's exhibited. You wander through cubby holes and open spaces with exhibits on display in front of you and hanging over you. Merced spent his life collecting all this material. If you... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This place is full of old historic artifacts collected and stored by Henry Mercer there are seven floors full of items to look at and read about, admission is $15 and plan to spend one to two hours here.

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Mercer Museum is a unique piece of history in the heart of quaint Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Mercer tiles are sought after and used for kitchen backsplashes all over Bucks County. This incredible castle-like estate tells of times past and you can see clay tiles being made. Then, at the end, you can purchase beautiful tiles as ornaments, coasters,... More 

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New Salem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Facinating place.Just the way he displayed the main room was worth the admissions.Get the combo ticket and see Font Hill (his home) as well.I would go to font hill first as it explains the man.We went in winter and there is no heat at the upper museum as they will tell you.We stayed in Ft.Washington which was a half hour... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is less of a museum and more of a display of someones overcrowded garage. He was the original hoarder with some interesting pieces.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great collection of tools and items that were collected by Henry Mercer and the Bucks Co. Historical Society. They have things like a tortoise shell workshop showing the tools used to fashion the useful items out of tortoise shells. Where else would you see this? They even have a gallows....pretty spooky. The new section has changing exhibits... More 

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Old Bethpage, New York
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely recommend. Truly amazing what he did. Collected and catalogued items that he foresaw would become 'extinct' with the advent of the industrial revolution. Great for adults and older kids. Do Fonthill too. His residence.

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Bangor, Maine
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Take the elevator. Get off at the seventh floor. Examine German stove plates. Ask fellow travellers what Mercer did with them. Walk to sixth floor. Walk to fifth floor. Always seek to find Mercer's reason for collecting those pieces. Continue pattern of discovery until arriving at Rollo, Mercer's favorite dog. Suddenly three hours have sped away. Oh - keep looking... More 

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Eclectic collection of tools and artifacts from early 20th century. Quite a collection. Also, they have a changing exhibit on first floor.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

I love all the nooks and crannies of the different trades. Really neat. The lighting is so cool toward the end of the day for photos with the windows, etc. We went here for a class trip for my youngest daughter when she was in 3rd grade then just recently went back here with my 6th grader, (now) 4th grader... More 

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