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Mercer Museum

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Address: 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901-4999
Phone Number: 215-345-0210
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Managed by the Bucks County Historical Society, this museum pays tribute...
Managed by the Bucks County Historical Society, this museum pays tribute to Henry Chapman Mercer, noted archaeologist, antiquarian, artist and writer.
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Immersed in local history

This museum really shows off the history of Bucks County. It is loaded with artifacts from the area. The museum is full of things to see. Dozens of objects even hang from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum really shows off the history of Bucks County. It is loaded with artifacts from the area. The museum is full of things to see. Dozens of objects even hang from the ceiling. The cement structure of the building make it interesting to see as well. Free parking and its easy to walk from their around downtown Doylestown.

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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

Chilly in the colder weather, but it shows so many artifacts of the history of the people of the USA!

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Camden, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband's employer (and cousin) held their annual awards dinner at the Mercer Museum. Most of the group traveled together on a bus to get to the museum. Once there, which were after "normal" operation hours, we were able to walk around the gift shop area, enjoying beverages and delicious appetizers and socialize. After a bit, we were directed to... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent day trip to this local treasure. Must include with a visit to Mercer tileworks and Fonthill. Unforgetable castle like structures .

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I visited in August 2014 while on a trip to the States from the UK. This museum was amazing! SO many things to see and read, almost too much to take in. The amp was easy to read and the building easy to navigate; the staff were very friendly and clearly knew their workplace inside out. I spent almost my... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I was overwhelmed by all I saw at this place. Tons of stuff and tons of dust. My favorite part was the general store. I felt like I could start shopping right away! Overall felt like a man museum with tools and guns and torture devices and things. There were a few things for children and I thought the museum... More 

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Arden, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This museum is a tribute to a true obsessive named Henry Mercer. He was determined to memorialize in a museum all of the tools/products of pre-industrial age America. And he did. You name the function, the occupation, or avocation, and the Mercer Museum has 'em. Some of the huge exhibits, including stagecoaches, fire wagons, carriages, and the like, are mounted... More 

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Penna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This solid concrete building is filled with items from the 1800 and early 1900's, including a whaling boat! It has a lot of interesting items and the historical society runs special exhibits once or twice a year. In April they will have a firefighting exhibit, complete with restored hose carts and wagons. Worth the stop if you have never been... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been members of this museum for many years. We enjoy the rotating exhibits they have in the new addition. With this addition, it's like a big city museum in a small town.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Henry Chapman Mercer's collection of Americana is amazing from dolls to huge wagons. New addition offers excellent changing exhibits with interesting subjects.

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