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Mercer Museum

84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901-4999
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Doylestown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: The Mercer Museum is one of the strangest museums one will encounter.  It was constructed by Henry C. Mercer in 1916 to house his collection of... more »
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Toms River, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If you like mechanical antiques, you will love this place. Everything from an old sawmill to an apple press. You could spend hours looking at the collection.

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Newton, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A man's mind, turned outward into a museum. Every tool and daily implement of life in 19th century America is on display here, organized by trade or household use. The displays impart a real sense of what life was like in the 19th century and on into the early 20th century. This museum makes history tangible.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a truly unique museum. Six stories with lots of twisty staircases and nooks that kids will love to explore. I thought it was wonderful, but had to cut my visit short because I didn't realize the building had no heat or central air and I was there on a very hot, humid summer day. It was honestly sweltering... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Spent and afternoon with my grand daughter. Checked our the special exhibit on the history of Route 66 and how it changed our nation. Saw some neat cars and a gas pump that said 28 cent per gallon, far cry from today's price. We then wondered the rest of the museum climbing all the way to the top. Even though... More

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Annville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I was in town and had some time to kill so I visited the Mercer. Enjoyed the Toy Exibit they had down stairs. The self quided tour is great, you can take as much time to wonder as you would like. A very interesting place to visit, I stayed about two hours. The staff at the front desk was friendly... More

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225 reviews 225 reviews
93 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

A wonderland of treasure of everyday items from the last century fills this 6 story concrete building, built by Henry Mercer to display his collection. Upon building completion in 1916, he donated it and its contents to the Bucks County Historical Society. Henry Mercer was an unconventional man. He was interested in the practical use of tools, as well as... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Good museum housing thousands of American artifacts. Lots of items that we see in antique shops plus many not to be found anywhere else. In addition, the building itself is fascinating in its design and construction. It does come across like a giant attic, with a dusty appearance although it is not dusty. The lighting is not bright (it says... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We have visited the Mercer Museum many times (with different crowds) and each time I find something new to discover. There's too much to see in one visit. My young kids like the hunting for stampers on each level of the museum and some of the artifacts. My older kids appreciate some of the history handing from the rafters, like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Mercer Museum is a must see in the Doylestown area. Amazing architecture, and amazing contents. Very much worth visiting.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A real gem! A most unusual museum as the museum is made of concrete on many levels. Items are hung from the ceiling, in little rooms Be sure and get the hand held guides - they really help. And start from the top floor and walk down

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