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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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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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Early-American Artifacts Cleverly Displayed

Quite a collection of pre-industrial artifacts, literally filled to the rafters! There are boats hanging from the ceiling, spinning wheels, horse-drawn carriages, and other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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philadelphia, pa
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Quite a collection of pre-industrial artifacts, literally filled to the rafters! There are boats hanging from the ceiling, spinning wheels, horse-drawn carriages, and other early-American everyday objects displayed in window-like displays . There is lots to see without a crowded, overwhelming feel.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Incredible collection of artifacts. I never knew this place even existed. It took out of town guests to find it!

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Reston, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We spent several hours at the museum, and really enjoyed this unique collection of 19th century items large and small. I would have liked to know a bit more about the collector, Henry Mercer, and the way the museum is constructed, but overall it was a fascinating overview of a wide range of topics, from whaling dories and gristmills to... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Unique aspect of a genius, fine display of tile works and lanation of the creative and manufacturing process

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Middletown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Mr. Mercer amassed an amazing collection of artifacts from daily life in earlier days, and they are displayed in a very organized manner over seven floors of exhibits.

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Chalfont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I and my family was in for the best surprise I could have imagined, sorry. The collection he has accumulate are original collection, which include historical,culture,paints,decorations and more culture "flow" in Bucks County. I send the best time with my children's and they are know more about Bucks Country - our area and we are happy living in Bucks Country.... More 

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was in for he best surprise I could have imagined, The collection he has accumulate are amazing {today we would call those people hoarders [hehe] but he had the money to put them in a second Castle every crack and crevis has something tosee The staff was amazing they went above and beyond with everything. Go in and walk... More 

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New England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We hadn't been here in decades, and it's amazing how much it's changed. It's interesting, so much so, that I have a hard time thinking of it as a museum. It's a Bucks County historical and cultural experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We love this place we visit about once a year and are always fascinated and always find something we did not see before

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philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

I learned many things about Mr. Mercer. He was an interesting person who spent his money wisely. It takes a few hours to go through the museum. Be careful if you go on a hot day. You will enjoy it.

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