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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
+1 215-348-6098
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An Historic Treasure

Very nice tour of a remarkable historic building. A chance to watch pottery artists as they engage... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Very informative tour

Introductory video provides good history of the operation and its founder. A chance to witness the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
West Chester, PA
via mobile
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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.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901
+1 215-348-6098
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Very nice tour of a remarkable historic building. A chance to watch pottery artists as they engage in tile-making.If you are interested in tiles, they also have a very nice gift shop.

Thank JNC1954
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Introductory video provides good history of the operation and its founder. A chance to witness the entire decorative tilemaking process and talk to the artists while they work. Nice, fairly-priced gift shop.

Thank sschaf4
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I ve been passing this strange building for years and finally stopped by to learn about it. It turned out to be a wonderful American history lesson involving a very interesting man. It's still making its original product, as a matter of fact , I...More

1  Thank olddaddy60
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Next to Mercer's Fonthill home. It is not something that you can see anywhere else. Manageable in a wheelchair. You actually get to see the tile being made. You see a film and then you could take a self guided tour. You can choose to...More

Thank JerseyJosie
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The tour starts with a video explaining the history of the place and is followed by a self-guided walk. The highlight of the walk was meeting with the potter on duty. We got to watch many steps in the tile making process in real time....More

1  Thank navysandman
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I've gone past the Moravian Tile works countless times. I finally stopped & took the tour... not much of a tour...it is self guiding. I was less than impressed & found it to be a waste of a nice afternoon.

1  Thank Shari A
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The tour is well worth the entrance fee. Seeing how the tiles are made was a treat. And the gift shop provides more than a souvenir. We purchased many tiles for our home as we were building. Little known fact: a ceramicist will provide one...More

1  Thank EileenBucksCounty
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I love visiting here because you can see how it was done 100 years ago. They still make tiles the same way. They carry unique and limited edition tiles, as well as, tiles that you can design for yourself. A great walk-thru museum for everyone...More

Thank BillD5853338
Reviewed 12 July 2017

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 10 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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

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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
1 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.