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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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Pair with Fonthill

My library provides "passes" to the Tile Works. It is a fun place to visit, but if Fonthill wasn't adjacent I'm not sure it would be worth a special trip. Love the tiles (have one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My library provides "passes" to the Tile Works. It is a fun place to visit, but if Fonthill wasn't adjacent I'm not sure it would be worth a special trip. Love the tiles (have one on our wall from a visit over 10 years ago!) But if you are in the area, it is definitely worth a stop. Wear flat... More 

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philadelphia, pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I loved the gift shop that sells the decorative tiles made on site. But there's also a self-guided tour and video along with craftsmen to talk about the craft of tile-making. Grounds are beautiful and picnic tables are available.

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is great for anyone who loves to see things made the old fashion way. This tour is only for people who can walk tight stairs and who are not bothered by the heat

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Lynbrook, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Interesting historical piece of America. Would have appreciated a bit mire depth - found the potters a bit bored and not welcoming

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I wish we could've made some pottery instead of just watching. But a good experience. Informative, not too bad for five bucks either.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Interesting both in terms of architecture and the artistry of tile making. Beautiful building just down the road from Fonthill. If you give yourself enough time you can do both and save money by getting a combo ticket, being cognizant of tour times so you can plan properly. I viewed a film about the tile works and then took a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Unique architecture, beautiful tiles, giving the visitor a good behind-the-scenes look at how different kinds of tiles are made. Watch the artists at work, ask questions, explore the whole building and all its nooks and crannies. The clay pit in the basement is literally a very cool place to be on a hot day! The tiles are lovely, and it's... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Combine this visit with your tour of Mr Mercer's house. You'll see plenty of his tiles in his house and then you can see them at the tile works and even purchase some for yourself or as a gift !! We have one room that has a nautical theme and it wouldn't be complete with the large tile that we... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Among the more ecclectic things you can do in Doylestown is a visit to the tile works. This is a kind of bizarre place but really interesting. One of the things I always loved about the tile works were their one of a kind production pieces. THis was a great spot to take out of town guests looking to see... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

....visit Henry Chapman's Mercer house before coming to his factory....very close and will give his life and times background with a timed tour of his cement house from early in last century and his love of tiles. Allow about 1 1/2 hours....Nice tiles gift shop.

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