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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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The tour was interesting, it gives a great overview on the history of the place. You also learn how tiles were made. Very large selection of unique tiles based on historic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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NEW HOPE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The tour was interesting, it gives a great overview on the history of the place. You also learn how tiles were made. Very large selection of unique tiles based on historic designs are for sale.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Well planned and laid out venue to explore historic tile works. Foe sale a large selection of creative tiles. They are all made the old fashioned way to last longer than you do. Can be ordered for construction or remodel projects.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I've lived 1/2 mile from here for 15 years and only toured it 1 time a very long time ago. The kids went and took a tour and really enjoyed it. It's inexpensive and neat to see the production of the tiles in the cool old concrete building.

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Ocean, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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