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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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Mercer Museum - Long on content, short on commentary

Mercer Museum was built by Henry Chapman Mercer to house his staggering collection of Americana. The building is a twisted, lilting cavern, full of odd passageways and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Mercer Museum was built by Henry Chapman Mercer to house his staggering collection of Americana. The building is a twisted, lilting cavern, full of odd passageways and Escheresque stairways. The collection is really huge, and very interesting, but the museum could use a lot more explanatory commentary. Kids will have a blast running amok in the building - parents should... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the tour here. Cool place with lots of history. Love the tile works. Interesting architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

OK - maybe the Mercer Museum isn't as nice as Hearst Castle in California, but in a number of ways Mercer is like a mini Hearst. While Mercer isn't as over the top opulent as Hearst castle, Mercer museum does also feature concrete walls, quaint human scaled architecture, and lots of special surprises and treats that are only produced by... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum offers unusual, but also very ordinary items used in everyday living. It's Americana and the architecture is also unique, being either the first or at least one of the very first building made from poured concrete.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This history museum has a really wonderfully cataloged collection of Northeastern American artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries (pre-industrial revolution). You can peruse the museum in about 1 1/2 hours. There are guided tours, but really you can do this one on your own. We started on the 7th floor and worked our way down. Be sure to check... More 

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We did a day trip out of Philadelphia, combined the visit along with seeing Pennsbury Manor in the morning. In May, the weather is still nice so the castle isn't too hot/cold. We did not realize the castle was built to house all of Mercer's collection, it was never meant to live in it. Being such a castle lover, the... More 

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Abbottstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Found this museum because we were looking for a neat day trip. We were owed by Henry Mercer's vision and distinct taste.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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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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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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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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