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Mercer Museum

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Address: 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone Number: 215-345-0210
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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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Step Back in Time

Step back in time and view a large collection of items from a time before technology. Yes, it does exist. Multi level museum does a nice job of displaying items for easy viewing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Step back in time and view a large collection of items from a time before technology. Yes, it does exist. Multi level museum does a nice job of displaying items for easy viewing. Kids are amazed at these artifacts. One to two hours would be plenty of time to view it all. Combine this with the Mercer tile world a... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wide array of artifacts from Henry Mercer. Most of the items are in the center which opens to each floor. There is an elevator but it is easier to get around via the steps. They also have special exhibits that change every few months.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

July 16 2016, was the 100th anniversary, so it was free entry to all of the museums in Doylestown. The Mercer Museum is well worth the normal entry fee. Kids will love it. When I was young 8 to about 10, we had summer camp and would go there every yearand I enjoyed it each time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very faithful accumulation of artifacts dating from the 19th and 18th centuries. The exhibit focuses upon Bucks County but pertains to life anywhere in the US during that time. The building itself is an amazing labyrinth that has a feel of a castle once inside. Mercer has free parking for patrons within walking distance of Doylestown eateries

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum itself was huge and very artsy. The information there was very informative and all the "exhibits" we're interesting. The whole place was 7 floors and each floor was worth the climb haha! Definitely a good stop if you want to spend the day in Doyelstown!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In February we visited the Mercer Museum with out of town quests and enjoyed it so much we invested in a membership. We went back on Sunday with new visitors and found the new exhibit, Long May She Wave, to be outstanding. The extent of the collection, presentation of information, the interactive displays were all amazing. Our foreign guests were... More 

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This visit was a surprise. Upon looking for something to do on Google, I happened upon the Mercer Museum website. What intrigued me is the "castle" looking building. We arrived there and were just blown away. First, this place has a special exhibit which at the time was about surviving as a Jamestown colonist. This was an interactive exhibit and... More 

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white plains, new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't plan on going and only had 45 mins. to the time it closed but I figured I'd give it a try...Museum staff said to take elevator to top then work my way down. Visitors are given a large laminated museum map/info guide which was invaluable. Anyway, I've never seen anything like this place. Six floors that open up to... More 

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting museum. Lots of history. Unusual things. I have been here a few times since I live in the area.

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I, along with family friends, visited the Mercer museum. We were amazed at the collections there. There was extensive collections of early industrial equipment, farm equipment, and early pioneer tools. There is so much there to see. If your intrigued by how our ancestors did things years ago, this is the place for you.

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