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“Unique history for the modern age”

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Ranked #5 of 31 things to do in Doylestown
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, is maintained as a "working history" museum by Pennsylvania's County of Bucks, Department of Parks and Recreation.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is of interest to anyone who lives in a house, is interested in architecture or pottery in any form. The tours are very complete and informative and the guides very knowledgeable. On an adjacent site the Mercer Museum is filled with historical tools and shows life in the early part of the 19th and 20th century. We used Moravian Tiles in our kitchen remodel and they are always noticed. The entire site is called the Mercer Mile and includes Henry Mercer's home. The Spruance Library also features colonial history and ancestral studies. Doylestown, PA itself is a nice place to walk around, and is the county seat of Bucks County PA, one hour north of Philadelphia. On the Delaware River be sure to visit New Hope PA and Washington's Crossing, PA for more history and sight seeing. Be sure to visit Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, too.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We are locals and always bring out of town guests to visit the tile and pottery works. It has fascinating architecture as well as great tours and shopping

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Tile and Pottery Works provides a look at the history of the Mercer tiles as well as classes in making the tiles. In the fall there is a decorated pumpkin festival with remarkable carved pumpkins.

Thank caio591
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The history of the Mercer family is part of this factory. Interesting tour of the tile making process. The day we were there they were having a tile-maker show. Great pieces of modern tile. Worth the stop.

Thank Begonia3
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

A spanish style old Cement huge tile and pottery works factory that came back to life and is producing the works of art that Henry C. Mercer started in the 1800's.....the old fashion way, not with machinery. This museum is in operation!!! The Kiln's ....everything is still there, molds, everything!!! You have to see this to believe it!! And the admission is cheap!!! Self tour allows you to follow the signs, take pictures and be in total awe!!! Watch your step, uneven flooring, not meant for handy-cap ....this tour. Lots of stairs also. Very primitive dungeon like ...very cool!! Down to the bathroom near the building....primitive.

Thank oceancitylover
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