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Moravian Tile and Pottery Works

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Address: 130 East Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA
Phone Number: 215.348.6098
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Pennsylvania Dutch variations!

Never knew this was there as I grew up. A good reason to be a tourist in your home town! Well worth the trip just to see the tiling process.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Bonnygale
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Ocean, New Jersey
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Ocean, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Never knew this was there as I grew up. A good reason to be a tourist in your home town! Well worth the trip just to see the tiling process.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Took my sister here (visiting from Canada) and was first visit for both of us. Living in Doylestown I always wanted to visit but just never did. It was a freezing day and we were the only ones there at the time, but that didn't keep the staff from playing the movie for us, or from doing their actual work... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We caught the last tour of the day and had the place to ourselves. It was interesting to see all the different tiles and the factory that Mercer created. A good short museum trip, and lots of coveting of tile still made on site in the gift shop.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Tile Works is very cool for families, teens and Adults. The movie is very interesting and informative. It;s a great place to visit on a lazy Sunday. Stroll the grounds too, they are beautiful.

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Doylestown, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

On the Fonhill grounds, the factory has tours that will explain how the unique tiles are made. The buildings are made of the reinforced concrete that made Henry Chapman Mercer his fortune. You can plan your visit with a tour of Fonthill, Mercer's home.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews 141 reviews
58 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This pottery museum is in the original Moravian Pottery and Tile Works factory and on the same property as Fonthill. The building itself is visually striking, designed along the lines of a Spanish hacienda, with arched porches surrounding a huge courtyard, and domes and kiln chimneys protruding from the roof lines. It is one of three poured concrete structures built... More 

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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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