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Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
Phone Number: +1 215-345-0210
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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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Visual overload but very interesting

There are lots of things to see and it can be overwhelming. But take a casual stroll and look at the small rooms that display different items from butter molds to sewing and so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are lots of things to see and it can be overwhelming. But take a casual stroll and look at the small rooms that display different items from butter molds to sewing and so much more. There's something for everyone and it's easy to get a good overview of the museum in an hour or two.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling along and came upon this strangely designed building. We pulled in and were delighted to find 1/2 hour tours offered and a local treasure preserved. A local legend, Mr. Mercer was quite the artist and made himself and name in the design and building of this clay tile business in the early 1900s. They also have a... More 

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Titusville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 5 year old grandson to the museum on a day off from school. He was fascinated by the building. The staff has a very simple but fun animal scavenger hunt that we all enjoyed. On the top floor of the museum there is a terrific childrens room. Our grandson enjoyed opening all the doors, and playing many... More 

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Galloway, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Some very rare items" but there is no effort to restore or clean these items in the museum collection. The weapons [firearms] collection is the only part of the museum that is clean and not affected by lack of care. The Bucks County Historical Society should put more effort and entrance fees back into restoration and care of what they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This collection is amazing. You can't quite take it all in. There is a little bit of everything through out the ages. I do suggest you see the castle first because you will have a tour and Mr. Mercer is spoken of and you understand the why.

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No where, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This is a must see! A very unique presentation! We really enjoyed traveling through the building. There are a lot of stairs to travel but an elevator is available for those who might have difficulty navigating the floors. Get the combination pass with the Fonthill Castle. Great afternoon@

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This six-story concrete castle is a great snapshot of American History. Henry Mercer had the foresight to collect everything he could to give upcoming generations and insight into the every day life of previous generations and the objects the used. Each floor had sections that would demonstrate what a particular craft would require. There is a general store, all kinds... More 

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New Jersey, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The building itself is already unique, - a concrete castle-like structure with seven floors with a gallows in the top. We took the elevator to the top and then walked through the extensive collection of agricultural, pre-industrial, and early industrial artifacts downwards. What you see triggers remembrances and deepens your understanding how people lived and worked. There are explanations for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Great concrete building, lots of early American industrial items, harkens back to an earlier time in our history

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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I've been to my share of museums around the world and have to say, in most cases I'm not very impressed. They all feel about the same after awhile. The Mercer, on the other hand, is a breath of fresh air. First, just the building itself is amazing made from concrete, down to the window frames, to avoid the risk... More 

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