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James A. Michener Art Museum

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Address: 138 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone Number: 215-340-9800
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Known as the Art & Soul of Bucks County, The James A. Michener Art Museum...
Known as the Art & Soul of Bucks County, The James A. Michener Art Museum offers an exquisite collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings, hosts nationally touring special exhibitions and showcases important regional artists.
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Definitely stop at least once if in the area

We visited the Michener Museum on a quiet Tuesday morning. It's located right next to the Doylestown Library which has a big parking lot and that's where we left our car. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Kathy Z
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Dumont, New Jersey
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Dumont, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the Michener Museum on a quiet Tuesday morning. It's located right next to the Doylestown Library which has a big parking lot and that's where we left our car. It was a little pricey, $18 for adult admission. There's a small gallery devoted to James Michener, who lived in Doylestown, it was very interesting. I didn't know much... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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28 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

. . . .Overpriced. Adult admission is $18 per person. Compare this with the much larger Philadelphia Museum of Art ---- one of the top 10 US museums housing works by Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso and Cezanne ---- where the adult admission is $20. The Michener admission fees (Seniors are $17) mean it is available only to upper income people... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

At $18 a ticket, this museum is way too expensive for what it is. Michener's bio is very interesting, as are just some of the exhibits. We were underwhelmed with the 'Rodin' exhibit and the sculpture garden. However, there is currently a Karen Breakey exhibit called 'Small Deaths' that was actually very good (but not worth $18 a ticket...)

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A must see if you are in the area. The museum is brilliantly curated and a joy to visit. Be sure to visit the Michener gallery. This amazing author lead an amazing life.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It took a visit by out of town friends to finally get me to this wonderful museum. It was on a rainy cold March day that we enjoyed several hours in this distinctive museum that is just the right size to enjoy both the permanent attractions--PA Impressionalists, the relocated contents of Mitchener's home study, artistic creations from local woodworkers, and... More 

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Full Disclosure: We've had a family membership to this museum since moving here 20+ years ago. That level of access + living nearby means we can stop by for visits pretty frequently. I like that the museum seems to be rotating items from its collection out for public viewing. Yes, there is the first room on the left filled with... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was our first visit to the Michener Museum. We went to see the Rodin exhibit. It began with a movie on how the bronze sculptures were made. It was a lengthy movie but was very interesting for the few minutes that we watched. The exhibit included a few large sculptures and many smaller ones including the Hand of God... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

after viewing the "Rodin" exhibit, we were ushered to a classroom to create a sculpture inspired by the exhibit. assisted by 5 instructors ... while enjoying the wine and tasty appetizers throughout the evening. The Michener offers different classes available different times ... just a wonderful evening in a wonderful museum

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Are favorites, so this museum is a must visit - wonderful collection of paintings, in an interesting layout. Personally could look at the winter scenes all day long.

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enclosed by beautiful old stone prison walls, the Michener Art Museum is one of the unique places to visit in Doylestown, the lovely county seat of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It houses a permanent collection of the famous New Hope impressionists, a Nakashima reading room, and a delightful assortment of other pieces by local artists. Look for surprising special exhibits as... More 

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