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James A. Michener Art Museum

138 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
215-340-9800
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Doylestown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Known as the Art & Soul of Bucks County, The James A. Michener Art Museum offers an exquisite collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist paintings,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

As a local resident we sometimes tend to take close by attractions for granted. Certainly not the case for the historical and cultural events in Doylestown. The Michener is one of several venues worth seeing whenever you're in the area... And, they change exhibits frequently so, as with many things, one visit isn't enough.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Entering the museum and seeing Michener's desk, his typewriter, and many of the accoutrements of a writer of his day sparked my imagination and turned my thoughts to the first Michener novel I ever read. It was thrilling to be there and to learn about the kind of man he was, the kind of woman his wife was. They were... More

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

I enjoy returning here whenever I am in Bucks County, PA. There are new exhibits every season and the topics could be fashion, modern art, 19th century American painting, furniture and carpentry, theatre, music, and of course literature. Its diversity appeals to children of all ages. The Paul Evans exhibit is exciting and something that I understand much better after... More

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Ewing, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We have made several visits to Doylestown over the past few years and recently made a special trip to see the Michener, based on very positive reviews. It is a nice museum. The art and furniture on display was of a very high quality, and the informational displays were exceptionally well done. When we visited the special exhibit was of... More

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Doylestown
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A place I bring all my out of town visitors. A place we are all so proud to share. Unique exhibits. I never tire of this museum.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We went back to the Michener Art Museaum for the Grace Kelly exhibit. It was great - so many beautiful dresses, her Oscar, and details about her movie career and charitable works. We also took in the Pennsylvania impressionist works - again, because we've been here as regular museum patrons as well as attendees at catered events in the new... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Eye opening experience for me. Wonderful building and great mix of displays. The current exhibit features the history of the Bucks County Playhouse is terrific. My significant other is an artist great rote . She was drawn to the great art on display. I learned more about James Michener Today then I had expected. His personal history and some life... More

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Newtown
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great - except I would have preferred fewer clothes and more photos and letters. Overall, I enjoyed the visit, and the Museum is really a Bucks County gem!

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Columbia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I took my wife to see the Grace Kelly exhibit for her birthday. The exhibit was really good. The thing that surprised me was that the rest of the museum was really good. The Pennsylvania impressionist painting were very good. They also have the Nakashima Reading Room. I was really impressed with the quality of the Japanese style room. Their... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The Michener Museum is a very pretty museum. We went to see the Grace Kelly exhibit which I felt didn't quite hit the mark. I was esp. disappointed with the audio. I need to return for another show before I can make a real judgement.

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