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Mercer Museum

84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901-4999
215-345-0210
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Ranked #4 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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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Interesting special exhibits in addition to their Spruance Library that has a wealth of information.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was so well done. I really enjoyed the exhibit, in fact everything I have gone to there has been great. They do a nice job.

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Jamison, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Very educational history of American tools. Always have an additional exhibit. Great for teenagers .

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Enjoyed the recent Route 66 exhibit about the famed highway. If you are in the area, the museum is pleasant and worthwhile

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Freehold, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you like museums, you'll love this place. There are 7 floors. I climbed to the top (there is also an elevator) and worked my way down. There is no air conditioning, but many fans along the way. On one of the floors is a copy of Mercer's catalogued, numbered items which is interesting to look at. Mercer also wrote... More

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Warwick, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

One of the places visited on our recent honeymoon to the area ~ we thoroughly enjoyed the building collection etc. Nice addition of the special Route 66 exhibit. Great inexpensive museum!

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Albany, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very interesting collection of things! It's like seeing someone's hidden treasures. The fact that Mr. Mercer built this building JUST to hold his collection is so cool. What a great place to see.

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A cavernous labyrinth of turn of the century (19th - 20th) artifacts. It's fun just to walk through, even if you don't care how folks survived day to day pre-industrial revolution. The building itself is an experience!

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bucks county, pa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a gigantic poured concrete structure in the heart of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is an eclectic mix of an astounding personal collection of tools and artifacts from the early industrial revolution. Henry Mercer was a pack rat of pack rats! His collection includes farm implements, early weapons, stove plates and even a gallows! One of the infamous Doan... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Mr. Mercer was a man of great fore site, and his house and museum proves that. We were told by a friend to take the time,so we stopped in Doylestown,PA. to just see what we were missing. We were lucky to catch a special attraction honoring the National road Rt.66.Some people would have called Mr.Mercer a hoarder, but he had... More

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