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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

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Address: 130 East Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone Number: 12153486098
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10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, is...

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, is maintained as a "working history" museum by Pennsylvania's County of Bucks, Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Great place to visit !

We found this museum to be really interesting, so much to see. Really neat to see how tiles are made and everything that goes into making a tile. The volunteers were very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Allamuchy, New Jersey
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Allamuchy, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found this museum to be really interesting, so much to see. Really neat to see how tiles are made and everything that goes into making a tile. The volunteers were very friendly and were more than happy to answer questions. Definitely worth a visit.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little tile shop, we had some time to spare before touring the mercer home. Love the entrance door. Staff was very friendly and helpful

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

enjoying the beauty of handmade tiles was greatly enhanced by talking with the artist who actually is involved in creating the tiles from start (as clay) to the final products. The factory is just across the parking from the Fonthill Castle, the home Henry Mercer who also owned the tile works. Combining these two attractions, with Doylestown's farms and restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A treasure trove of tile can be procured at this uniquely authentic warp in time. You will feel that you dropped into a 1900's movie set when you visit! Don't let that deter you from getting creative and assembling a tile masterpiece of your own. They sell many unique pieces that can create a unique expression in tile (fireplace surround,... More 

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Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mr Mercer was definitely a visionary of his day. It's a very interesting museum showing the manufacturing of 3 dimensional tiles. It's an art museum even though it's not.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A personality guided tour provides a glimpse into an old world setting. One person, with a gift for individual creativity, has left a remarkable monument to individualism. A unique building design and and fascinating drive to use individual talents blend together to form a once in a lifetime architecture.

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Isola della Scala, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I ended up there by chance and I didn't expected it was so interesting! The building itself and the collection of tiles are beautiful. You can learn about the history of the place and its founder. There's a guy that shows how he makes the tiles. All the staff was very kind.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We had a couple of hours to kill before attending a wedding nearby and decided to visit the tile works. For the $4 (senior rate) tickets, the visit was well worth our time. Granted that we had a personal interest in the tile manufacturing business, the short video and self-guided tour was still a fascinating trip back 100 years in... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We loved seeing all the beautiful tiles, how they are made and touring the building. We spent some time talking to a gentleman who was making tiles. He was very informative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

The tour itself was very good. It was a self tour with easy to follow signage. BUT the reception was cold, cold, cold. Upon entering, we were questioned about why we didn't make a reservation. After that was settled I was going through the brochure well within ear shot the woman at the desk was complaining about our group to... More 

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