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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 #7 of 19 things to do 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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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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58 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 attraction reviews
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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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90 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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