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Mercer Museum

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Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
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+1 215-345-0210
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Managed by the Bucks County Historical Society, this museum pays tribute to...

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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This place is so interesting!

I love all the nooks and crannies of the different trades. Really neat. The lighting is so cool toward the end of the day for photos with the windows, etc. We went here for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love all the nooks and crannies of the different trades. Really neat. The lighting is so cool toward the end of the day for photos with the windows, etc. We went here for a class trip for my youngest daughter when she was in 3rd grade then just recently went back here with my 6th grader, (now) 4th grader... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Museum is not just about their exhibits, take the time to marvel at the incredible architecture!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While it's not a destination activity in itself, the Mercer Museum is certainly worth a stop if you're in the region. There are several floors jam packed with artifacts from the pre-industrial era in the United States, presented in an organized, thoughtful manner. Handicapped access is available to each level via a (small) elevator. Throughout the building, there is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people might not be familiar with the Mercer Museum. This museum was just made a Smithsonian Affiliate an incredible accomplishment! Originally designed and created by Henry Chapman Mercer in the late 19th century. Mercer was a visionary and an exceptional artist and craftsman. "Mercer believed that American society was being destroyed by industrialism, which inspired his search for American... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite an interesting display of colonial crafts; well shown with a large 6 story center opening and each floor has uique little "stories' to tell of different craft rooms: candy, candles, printing, horn crafts, pottery, etc Special Shaker exhibit right now

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice little place. Doylestown is a small town but with a fun history dating back to the colonial days, and this museum is a staple of the area. The museum doesn't take long to get through and it's a nice thing to do even on a rainy day, especially if you have a guest and it's their first... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't know what the big hub bub is about, this museum is a dark and gloomy place, too many things that are a jumbled together and no real theme or interesting exhibits. Some individual items are different, like the whale boat but all in all you would do better at a good antiques store. "The Emperor Has No Clothes, if... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live nearby, so I gathered up a few friends for a field trip. We went to Fonthill Castle first, then drove over to this museum. It was January, so we had coats on. Good thing, too, because it is freezing inside (no heat). The tours are self-guided. The collections are of equipment and tools that were used before the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my son and his (both 15) friend to view the museum. At first, they were impressed by what they saw and who wouldn't be. The 5+floors share an open air style architecture and things hang from every level, creating a sight for the eyes. As you explore, you are taken to little rooms that highlight some aspect of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Best collection in a small building, well organized and COLD. The weather outside was 25 degrees and there is no insulation. Allow about 2 hours to see, most of it. Although there is some wheel chair access. many walkways are narrow, and there are loads of interesting displays branching of staircases that wheelchairs will miss. Loved the 7th floor with... More 

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