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Moravian Tile and Pottery Works

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Address: 130 East Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA
Phone Number: 215.348.6098
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History through the art of Tile Making

Love the self tour after the video. You can take your time walking through the working museum. If the artisans are working that day, they welcome questions about the techniques... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
615Lorraine
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the self tour after the video. You can take your time walking through the working museum. If the artisans are working that day, they welcome questions about the techniques used to create Mercer Tiles. Also, the shop takes custom orders for you home, office or place of business.

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Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here after touring Fonthill mansion, which is within walking distance to the tile and pottery works building. Upon entering we were greeted by staff members who readily gave up information on the upcoming tour. As we waited we walked around the gift shop area where they sell tiles they make using many of the same tools that were... More 

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A chance to see how they made the tiles almost 100 years ago - and they still make them the same way.All of their tiles are available for purchase. The building is a great structure and the workers are very informative.

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Thank Teddyballgame999
Springfield, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A most interesting museum. Self-guided tour shows you the process of tile making and there are ceramists making tiles for retail purchase. The entire huge building is made of concrete which was amazing. Admission is only around $5-6 for adults and they have a retail store for purchasing different size tiles. A great find.

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Thank leelew
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy visiting buildings that seems to bespeak of a bygone era and the beauty of the tiles inside really make you really appreciate on how the tiles are being made. A quaint place to visit in a quaint town!

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Thank seitchikd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The Moravian Tile Works is a part of history from 100 years ago that is still going today. You have the opportunity to take a movie and unguided tour of the small tile factory and browse it's gift shop afterwards. During the tour there is an opportunity to meet and talk with the artisans who are actively producing the tiles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

What a wonderful glimpse into living history. After viewing a short touristy film, you're on your own to explore the rabbit warren of passageways and nooks filled with historical displays. The self-guided tour allows you to interact with several artisans--one molding clay and the other glazing. My only regret, not being able to decide on a purchase at the end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

You can tour the entire facility in under an hour. Watch an interesting video describing the tile works and then take a self guided tour. Watch an artist make actual tiles and explain the process. He even let the kids hold a piece of the clay. Terrific gift shop with individual tiles to be purchased and information on having tiles... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This was so interesting. I was impressed that the methos for making tiles is the same as it was in the beginning. The self guided tour allowed for flexibility.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My library provides "passes" to the Tile Works. It is a fun place to visit, but if Fonthill wasn't adjacent I'm not sure it would be worth a special trip. Love the tiles (have one on our wall from a visit over 10 years ago!) But if you are in the area, it is definitely worth a stop. Wear flat... More 

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