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Mercer Museum

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Address: 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone Number: 215-345-0210
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Managed by the Bucks County Historical Society, this museum pays tribute to...

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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Before his time

Henry Chapman Mercer was ahead of his time. He created three fireproof structures before asbestos. He collected relics of an earlier age before many others. He did however... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Henry Chapman Mercer was ahead of his time. He created three fireproof structures before asbestos. He collected relics of an earlier age before many others. He did however trend towards quantity over quality. The latest curator has engaged in an effort to better show the collection with less clutter. Visit once to see everything, and return to see more of... More 

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As members we are invited to the preview when ever an exhibit changes. The exhibit area is not too large but all of the exhibits are set up very nicely, lots of pieces and interactive for kids. The Lego exhibit was great. We were there for the "Adventures in America" exhibit. The maze is fantastic and it gives kids -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I took our our 7 yr old niece to the Lego Exhibition in the Mercer Museum. While the Lego exhibit was better suited for 4-5 yr olds, our niece did enjoy the area set up to build a Lego castle. It cost about $40.00 for 30 mins where she was having some fun. A bust in my... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum - such a unique set of exhibits and plenty for all to see. Definitely a treasure to visit while in the area.

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Thank carolinacalm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a great museum for both kids and adults in a small town. Plenty of eatery nearby. Educational!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on January 2nd with two small children. Nice museum although the temporary Lego exhibit appeals more to the children than the rest of the historical (and somewhat quirky) museum. Easy parking, clean restrooms and only $14 per adult (kids under 5 free). A nice diversion smack in the middle of center Doylestown.

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Thank spedy1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Looking for something to do within 2 hours from home and stumbled upon this museum and Fonthill Castle's website. Went to the Castle first and booked a tour for the afternoon. Visited this museum in the AM. There were lots of children visiting. I am glad we visited this before the castle. It really helped put the castle tour in... More 

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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This museum is amazing! It's within walking distance to the Borough of Doylestown with lots of shopping and restaurants. Great place for kids and not expensive. A must see!!

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you like museums. Antiques or history the Mercer Museum is a place for you to visit! Mercer built this castle like structure to house his collections that littered his property! Take a few hours alone, with friends, or family and come visit!

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

One of the most eclectic and wonderful places to visit in the area. The history is intriguing and it is a wonderful example of what free reign of money and creativity can produce.

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