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Mercer Museum

84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
+1 215-345-0210
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A handmade cathedral to American detritus

The scale of the main hall is stunning - a vaguely Escher-like Romanesque cathedral nave stuffed to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
k f
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New York City, New York
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We never got to see the inside after knowing we have to pay another $15 per adult to get in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TLynnwire
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
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+1 215-345-0210
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"hanging from the ceiling"
in 12 reviews
"conestoga wagon"
in 10 reviews
"general store"
in 10 reviews
"whaling boat"
in 13 reviews
"industrial revolution"
in 13 reviews
"concrete building"
in 10 reviews
"first floor"
in 11 reviews
"extensive collection"
in 5 reviews
"everyday objects"
in 5 reviews
"stage coach"
in 5 reviews
"farm implements"
in 5 reviews
"fire engine"
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"daily life"
in 9 reviews
"american life"
in 7 reviews
"could spend hours"
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"on display"
in 17 reviews
"bucks county"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scale of the main hall is stunning - a vaguely Escher-like Romanesque cathedral nave stuffed to the brim with relics of early American craft and industry. Conestoga wagons protrude through archways, twisting stairways lead to attics full of old stoves, niches recreate the toolboxes...More

Thank k f
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We never got to see the inside after knowing we have to pay another $15 per adult to get in. Outside was gorgeous. Only marked 4 stars as it would have been nice for those paying at castle to get in free at museum if...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Worth the trip to go thru the building if you are any kind of history buff. A lot to see no matter your age.

Thank William S
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

It's a building that has more cement than I have ever seen in my life, exept maybe veterans stadium. So it is chilly/cold In there. Even the windows are framed in cement. It's kind of like Hogwarts in black and white. We liked going there...More

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Staff helpful and provided all info and more than needed. Loved this place ! Close to Doylestown Inn and an easy walk. So interesting!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Mercer was a brilliant man that wanted to be sure that American history was not lost. The story goes that he scoured the country looking for and collecting old tools, old furniture and old farm equipment to ensure that the past would not be forgotten...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The castle was amazing. Take the tour! So many fascinating things to look at and learn about. Dress warmly as it's cold inside (we were there in February) even though it is heated. We did not have time for the museum. We would like to...More

Thank FFtravels
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is a collection of early American tools and goods from daily life. The actual collection is very impressive and vast. It is displayed in a fun, quirky manner. There are items everywhere--even on the ceiling! The actual museum is chilly so bring a...More

Thank Vicki B
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

If you're looking to visit a truly uncommon museum (in a real nice town), a trip to the Mercer Museum is just the ticket. The museum sets up like a big historical fun house, and we found it fascinating. The 7 story castle's architecture is...More

Thank chas575
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We went to try he Mercer Museum not really knowing the c OK mpkete history of Henry Mercer. He was a man with a deep passion for early American treasures. From the simplest basket to a whaling boat, to a complete collection of wrought iron...More

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PazLa
29 September 2016|
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Response from chalfontmom8 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say 1-2 hours as well
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Janice L
10 September 2016|
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Response from 1Johnny1 | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator but there are still some steps and narrow walkways. Elevator does not go to lobby so you have a flight of stairs to get to level one where elevator is.
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ShoeyPhiladelphia_PA
28 May 2016|
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Response from hikepark | Reviewed this property |
You can see the other people's answers, but don't let the cost deter you...This is one of the most unique museums I have ever visited and is well worth the time and money...Just make sure you give yourself time to visit the... More
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