Mercer Museum

Mercer Museum, Doylestown: Hours, Address, Mercer Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Mercer Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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kpslas
Hackettstown, NJ198 contributions
Great collection of pre-industrial revolution tools and much more.
Oct 2021 • Couples
We spent two hours on a Sunday wandering through the seven levels of the Mercer Museum. If you enjoy stepping into the past and imagining life over 100 years ago then this is the place for you. The collection of tools, transportation and machinery is well laid out as you go from level to level. I left with a deeper appreciation of how previous generations had to work hard for many things we take for granted today!
Written October 4, 2021
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Joe L
52 contributions
AKA Fonthill Castle
Sep 2021
Great place to spend the afternoon. Very interesting site. Lisa (our tour guide) was extremely knowledgable and friendly.
Written September 11, 2021
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Gail S
Washington DC, DC3 contributions
Worth multiple visits
Sep 2021
Fascinating glimpses into tool making in so many human endeavors in a wonderfully quirky building. Good eye level ( for adults) explanations. Excellent proactive docents. I will gladly go again. There is so much to learn.
Written September 8, 2021
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lucero65
Philadelphia, PA154 contributions
Very weird but well-kept museum
Sep 2021
First let me say that I did not have a positive experience in this museum, but that’s a personal issue. I felt overwhelmed by the number of objects in the place and their chaotic arrangement. It also bothered me to see so many objects used by people of the past, many who spent their entire life in drudgery just to survive. I got in and out in an hour and went on all the floors.

In contrast, I thoroughly enjoyed Fonthill and the Moravian Tileworks the day before and felt no emotional malaise.

The museum is well cared for and there is an elevator in case you prefer to ride rather than walk. There are bathrooms on the first floor and a small gift shop. It’s worth seeing just once since it’s so odd.
Written September 1, 2021
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Urban68
Nashua, NH106 contributions
Worth the Price Of Admission
Aug 2021
Very cool museum with an eclectic and interesting way of displaying items that keeps your attention and makes artifacts shine. I have been going to museums my whole life and I've never been in one like this. Worth the price of admission.
Written August 14, 2021
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markbB508II
11 contributions
Awesome museum!
Jul 2021
I have been to many museums, but this one is one of the most unique of all! It is made totally out of concrete and is seven floors. It contains implements and pieces of the past that are now great teaching tools of the past. Always see something I've missed the last few times!
Written July 10, 2021
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Marjorie A
Harleysville, PA228 contributions
Perfect for American History Buffs
Jun 2021 • Friends
My first thought upon entering the museum was…oh my god there is stuff hanging from the ceiling! It is a little overwhelming and you do not know where to look first but it is also very cool at the same time. The collection of artifacts are grouped by category with a brief description in each section. As a whole, the collection shows how early Americans lived and worked. I would recommend a visit if you love history. Cost is $15 which is reasonable for a visit. I recommend about 2 hours to explore all the floors and any special exhibits.
Written June 23, 2021
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Ashlee S
36 contributions
Very cool museum
Jun 2021 • Family
This was a really cool museum. We ran late at fonthill so we only had about an hour to go through it. I would recommend taking the 2 hours if you want to thoroughly see the exhibits. Took our kids, and printed out the scavenger hunts for their age groups provided on the website. The kids definitely enjoyed it.
Written June 14, 2021
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pdhiggins7
Walker Valley, NY105 contributions
Overwhelming amount of artifacts! Amazing collection and building. Looks like something out of Harry Potter!!!
Jun 2021 • Couples
Henry Chapman Mercer was eccentric and quite an avid collector of artifacts! The two characteristics come together on display in this unique museum that has things hanging from ceilings and walls as well as in every nook and cranny of this amazing building! You will be overwhelmed by the sheer number of things on display! The building itself is marvelous and the whole place looks like something out of Harry Potter! Amazing.
Written June 2, 2021
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Hawaiianskirt
Kenilworth, NJ302 contributions
Better for those with time
Apr 2021 • Family
This is a self guided tour so my 8 year olds didn’t wait at exhibits but kind of kept going I felt it needed a guide. I wouldn’t recommend for those with kids.
Written April 20, 2021
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Mercer Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM