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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
+1 215-348-6098
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Amazing restored building, tour and TILES!

This is a must see while visiting the Philadelphia area. The building is a restored marvel in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marysville, Pennsylvania
Unique tour of tileworks still being made by hand

The tour starts with a very informative 20 minute video. You then self guide yourself through the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:45
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
+1 215-348-6098
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see while visiting the Philadelphia area. The building is a restored marvel in itself, even if it wasn't an active tile making operation, using the old ways. The tour is self guided giving you as much or as little time as...More

Thank gooddog88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour starts with a very informative 20 minute video. You then self guide yourself through the rest of the building. The interns were very informative and interesting to watch as they made several types of the tiles that are sold in the shop. You...More

1  Thank Kathleen5922
linda v, Adm. Asst. at Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kathleen, Thank you for your review. We strive to import the history of this unique museum as well as the original production methods that Henry C. Mercer employed. The classes are really informative and fun, and you get to use your artistic creativity to create...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is an historic tile factory that has a lot of interesting history,There are beautiful tiles to purchase, they have workshops that show you how to make the tiles and the grounds are pretty. Worth a visit, while in Doylestown along with Foothill, the Mercer...More

Thank sana5000
Reviewed 15 June 2017

the place is epic...interesting as it is NOT your average museum, it's really special. A caste steeped in history. Art on walls ceilings and even floors and stairs all telling stories or parables IN 3-D TILES forged in the 1910 era. Great tours and great...More

Thank williambooth
Reviewed 14 June 2017

There are crafts people at work here still making the tiles you see on display. You start your tour with a videotape and then left on your own for a self guided tour. There are many of the old tlles embedded into the walls of...More

Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The Moravian Tile Works is a wonderful companion to Fonthill Castle as it gives an insight into how Henry Mercer made his tiles and the designs that he frequently used. On sight you can watch artisans making tiles in the same fashion that Mercer himself...More

Thank aprince21
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Moravian Pottery & Tile Works is both a museum of Henry Mercer's activities in participating in the arts & crafts movement and a working shop where you can buy new tiles done in the same designs of the previous century. As other reviewers have...More

Thank PAhomebody
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is one of the most interesting places of pottery history. With the Mercer Museum and Fonthill, this trio of venues is amazing. I live nearby and I have Moravian Tile from this facility in my house. It is beautiful. And so completely unique. The...More

Thank Bobbie S
linda v, Adm Asst. at Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Bobbie S, Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for this incredibly valuable historic site! I think I can speak for everyone here by relaying our appreciation to customers such as yourself who support this unique living history museum! Thank you for rating us! Linda Vuono,...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the uniqueness of this attraction. After watching a short video of the history, we had a self-tour of the premises. Tiles can be purchased in the museum store. Highly recommend a visit. There are also picnic tables available should you want to spend...More

Thank benji5781
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A unique and entertaining place to visit. Been visiting since I was a child and have never been disappointed.

Thank hhjanhart
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23 March 2017|
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Response from AmyD1204 | Reviewed this property |
They had tons of designs so my bet would be that they have a rabbit. All the tiles are beautiful.
John R
2 June 2015|
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Response from BetsyLeeK | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know. You would have to check their web site or call them.