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Mercer Museum

Address: 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901-4999
Phone Number: 215-345-0210
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Doylestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Managed by the Bucks County Historical Society, this museum pays tribute to Henry Chapman Mercer...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Portree, Isle of Skye
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28 reviews 28 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Went on a Sunday 'road trip' from Jersey City with friends to visit this museum. Was not too sure about visiting but I'm so glad that I did as I found it fascinating. Also on display was a Christmas through the ages display which was very appropriate for the time of our visit and brought back memories of Christmas past!... More 

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Ashtabula, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

What a wonderful place to lose yourself in for several days! My companion and I only had a few hours, but the mind-blowing collection that symbolizes the evolution of small industry will definetely pull us back for a longer stay and look-see! Friendly museum workers, adorable town.

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Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Mercer Museum is well worth a visit, but it is not designed according to modern concepts of exhibition space. A truly staggering and fascinating collection of tools,devices, artifacts and machinery is jumbled together in poorly-lit, unheated halls and cases. Most amazingly, some of the biggest objects (carriages, boats) are hung from walls and ceilings in the musty central hall.... More 

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The torture devices were interesting. I like how they had everything displayed. It is worth it to pay for a visit to this museum and the Fonthill Castle.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just a short walk from the center of Doylestown and its train station stands a multi storied, earth-toned, poured concrete structure that is reminiscent of European chateaus. The rooms within contain a vast, eclectic assemblage of pre-industrial age Americana collected by Henry Mercer. Literally every inch of wall and ceiling is used to display this accumulation of antiques, creating an... More 

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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place is just full of cool stuff to see! Only problem is this is an old castle and there is no heat! Dress warmly and wear shoes that keep your toesies warm or you will be chilled to the bone!!

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I really like this place the kids had a wonderful time. There were so many neat artifacts to look at and enjoy. This is a perfect rainy day solution, it's inexpensive and fun. Worth the trip!

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A museum of 7 floors with anything and everything you can imagine from days gone by. A stagecoach, old farming equipment, tools of many different trades and occupations, just about anything that was part of the way of life in the early 1900's and before. Photography is allowed thru out the museum. They also have a research library in the... More 

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Doylestown PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This fascinating museum of concrete with tools that murmur of former life styles is a fascinating journey for adults that only gets better when you bring a child along. The building itself holds all the allure of a castle with stairways running hither and yon and always leading someplace interesting. It's a thrill to experience.

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NE PA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This museum will not disappoint. There is one of everything here: some of our favorites were the pharmacy, tortoiseshell carving, wallpaper making and music. If time is limited I would suggest downloading a museum guide and deciding where to begin. Also, it was extremely COLD so do not check your coat. I think it might be warm in the summer... More 

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