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Moravian Tile and Pottery Works

Address: 130 East Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA
Phone Number: 215.348.6098
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Doylestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Located on the same land as Fonthill Museum, Moravian Tile Works is an interesting place to view tiles being made by hand. These are the same tiles that are in the floor of the State Captial building in Harrisburg, PA. A 20 minute movie at the beginning of the tour explains the history of the building and trade. You walk... More 

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Suffern, New York, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After visiting fonthill next door we went to visit the tile works which was interesting to see but the employee we met there ruined the whole experience and should not work with the public as she obviously dislikes them! We arrived at the showroom sales area at 3:30 to 4:30 pm and the noted a flyer on the counter advertising... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love the Moravian and Pottery Works museum. The tour is interesting and you won't be able to walk away without taking home a tile from the factory. Definitely worth a stop. Check it out.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The tile works is a concrete structure built to house a tile works business. It was interesting to learn about this early craft. If you ever tour old homes in Bucks County, Philadelphia or NJ you will start to notice the tiles from the Mercer tileworks.

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New Hope, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Henry Mercer's Moravian tile and Pottery Works is set in a concrete castle-like structure that is too unique to describe. A must-see in the greater NYC-Philadelphia region. Stay in New Hope at Wedgwood Inn and take a leisurly drive to experience this place.

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Ithaca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a really cool place, particularly if you are interested in the early Arts & Crafts movement (100 years before the current DIY wave), and/or handmade tile. The building itself is handmade from concrete in kind of an organic form around a courtyard. On the tour you see the study of the visionary founder, Henry Chapman Mercer, and his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a lot more than expected. It was the least part of our trip (pilgrimage, actually) but it turns out to be surprisingly impressive and educating thing to do, especially if you have children (well, maybe not toddlers but teens who are still developing their values). I was amazed at intelligent modern technology Henry Mercer created and incorporated in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We did not take the tour through this venue, but we did go in the gift shop which had mostly all tiles of varying sizes and prices. The gift shop itself was interesting to look at. Also the property has bathrooms - they appear to be in converted horse stalls, which fascinated my kids. This is a walk down the... More 

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a great place to visit if you enjoy handcrafted arts and crafts. The tour is quite minimal – a hard-to-hear videotape played on a TV in the Great Room. But the history of the place is a fascinating story. The 3-story Great Room is an eclectic collection of furniture, tools and odds and ends hanging on the walls.... More 

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Robbinsville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works. A unique collection of handmade decorative tiles, made the same way Mercer made them over 109 years ago. A video introduction sets the stage for a self-guided tour of the entire process. Beautiful tiles and helpful staff make for a educational and visual treat.

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