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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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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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Amazing collection!

The Mercer Museum is an incredible time capsule of early American craftsmen and their tools of their trades. I could not imagine such a vast collection of period items and tools... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
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Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Mercer Museum is an incredible time capsule of early American craftsmen and their tools of their trades. I could not imagine such a vast collection of period items and tools existing let alone housed in Concrete purpose built castle being less than 2 hours from my house. And never hearing about it until I was 46 years old! I... More 

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Carversville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you are anywhere within 45 minutes of Doylestown, this place is a must-visit. Whether you're into knives or making chairs, this place has it all. It's one of a kind.

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This museum is packed to the rafters, literally. There is everything... medical supplies, clothing, household items. You can even see an actual wagon that was used to go West back in the day. Wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking from level to level. Do some research for a place to eat in town and see the museum, then... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I was fascinated from the very beginning, though this place may not be for everyone. The entire 6 1/2 story building is built of cement (Mr. Mercer wanted to guarantee it would never burn down.) and FILLED with tools and everyday things needed for life in the 19th century - hundreds of them. The center multi-storied hall is hung with... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visionary Henry Mercer collected artifacts from the mundane to the fascinating, thereby saving them from extinction. Dioramas depicting trades that no longer exist, machinery, everything from cradles to Connestoga wagons can be found here. There are so many artifacts that some larger pieces hang from the cavernous ceilings. This museum is not to be missed. Each time you visit, you... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was totally unexpected. Wonderful self guided tour, very educational to learn about local industry. Nice gift shop

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We arrived one hour before closing on a Friday afternoon and with few visitors present we had sufficient time for a quick tour. Although the original stairs are available there is an elevator to access each level. There is an amazing amount of tools and implements used in daily life and commerce from the old days on display. Admission rates... More 

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Rochester Hills, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Based on the collection of a man who loved to collect American from the 19th and 18th centuries. While the collections are interesting, the building is fascinating. Built of concrete, but 7 stories tall with nocks and crannies dedicated to a different job or industry - even a scaffold. He owned a tile making company, so the upper floor is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This museum contains primarily tools and implements of daily living for more than 300 years of American history. The entire building itself is a marvel, as it is constructed out of poured concrete and has a massive central chamber in which you will find a small whaling vessel and other objects of massive scale. A very fun and educational location.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Such interesting collections! A great place to explore the details of history. I found artifacts that I had never seen before.

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Additional Information about Mercer Museum

Address: 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901-4999
Phone Number: 215-345-0210
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Doylestown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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