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Mercer Museum

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Such a wonderful collection

I was hesitant about going but the outside of the building by itself warranted a visit. Most... read more

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JBOC1986
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Ocean City, New Jersey
Oh my Goodness

Last week my husband and I decided to come here again. It was a great idea. Unbelievably... read more

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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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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84 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
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Reviewed today

I was hesitant about going but the outside of the building by itself warranted a visit. Most displays are old and dusty looking but it made you feel like this was his collection and not just a museum. Appreciated when they did upgrade the lighting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last week my husband and I decided to come here again. It was a great idea. Unbelievably interesting with seven floors full of Americana . This collection of Henry Mercer’s past is a sight to enjoy. You name it, it wasn’t there to see and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting collection of 17 18th and 19th century everyday American implements, tools and devices. Great if you're interested in history. Biggest drawback is the lack of heat. Not comfortable on a cold dayMore

Date of experience: December 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Mercer Museum. Due to the historic nature of the museum, the older portion of the castle is not climate controlled. However, we do have a rotating exhibit space in the new wing of the Mercer Museum, which...More

Reviewed December 10, 2018

Impressive crafts museum. At the entrance, there was a special event on fairyland theme (we didn't even see it in the end) so my boyfriend thought I was making him go to a childish cute museum. When we got inside he said wow! Floors of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of the Mercer Museum. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time exploring our museum and its collections. We are currently hosting a Fairy Tale Exhibit in our rotating exhibit space until January 6, 2019. However, it does rotate...More

Reviewed November 13, 2018

I only heard about this museum because I was looking for a fun place to stop on our way to Camelback mountain. First we toured Fonthill Castle, which was Henry Mercer's home and then went to the museum, which was also built by Mercer. Both...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carol C
MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Carol, Thank you for reviewing you visit to the Mercer Museum. We are thrilled that you and your children were able to enjoy both the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle during your trip. We agree that the Mercer Museum is a great source to...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018

If you want a fun day trip or stop over while in Bucks County, PA, stop in to go through this museum. There is something for everyone and the fun parties how it is displayed, Wherever you look, you will see something neat and unusual....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ginmc70
MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing the Mercer Museum. We are so glad to hear that you found our museum enjoyable for all ages, and that you were able to make use of our scavenger hunts for our youngest visitors. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

There are a good many museums that show how people lived in old times, but this one has more exhibits and artifacts than most. Cleverly tucked away in a 7-level building, one room after another shows true Americana, focusing on Bucks County, PA. That's why...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tom, Thank you for your review of the Mercer Museum. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring Henry Mercer's collections in his 7-story castle. He certainly had some creative ways to show off these artifacts, as you mentioned! Thank you again for...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018

Visited on Museum Day sponsored by The Smithsonian and so glad we did. This is a really kewl museum with tons (and I means tons - literally and figuratively) of early American tools, means of transportation, household items, etc. in a really kewl building. Like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Frank, Thank you for reviewing your visit of the Mercer Museum. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy our museum and its collections during Smithsonian Museum Day. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit so much and that you found...More

Reviewed September 18, 2018

I have been here many times and never tire of all Henry Mercer's wonderful collection. They have a scavenger hunt for younger children which my grandchildren really enjoyed.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pat, Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Mercer Museum. We are so glad that you find the Mercer Museum so enjoyable that you have been back multiple times. Additionally, we are thrilled to hear that you have made use of our scavenger hunts...More

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

You must allocate at least 3 hours to do this museum justice. Each of the 50+ rooms holds a fascinating array of the subject being displayed: firearms; cooking utensils; medical equipment.

Date of experience: September 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Mercer Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Howard, Thank you for your review of the Mercer Museum. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our museum and its collections so much - it is easy to spend a whole day here! We hope to welcome you again soon.

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W7206WJandreag
June 15, 2018|
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Response from MercerFonthillTeam | Property representative |
Hi Andrea, Thank you for you question. The historic castle portion of the Mercer Museum is not climate controlled and may experience fluctuations in both temperature and humidity depending on external weather conditions... More
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PazLa
September 29, 2016|
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Response from chalfontmom8 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say 1-2 hours as well
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Janice L
September 10, 2016|
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Response from MercerFonthillTeam | Property representative |
Hi Janice, Thank you for your question. The original portion of the Mercer Museum is partially handicapped accessible (approximately 65%) by elevator. The new wing, which includes the changing Exhibition Gallery and... More
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