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Mercer Museum

84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
+1 215-345-0210
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Was interesting, but Fonthill Castle was a 5star

Was very interesting had many, many objects to view. We visited December 26th, 2016 (dress warmly... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
c o
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Just too much to explain

First, if you are doing adults only, do the combination tour with Fonthill and do Fonthill tour... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
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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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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Was very interesting had many, many objects to view. We visited December 26th, 2016 (dress warmly) can be very cold inside. Ps: if u plan a visit don't miss Fonthill Castle Guided tour reservation required.

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Reviewed December 16, 2016

First, if you are doing adults only, do the combination tour with Fonthill and do Fonthill tour BEFORE going to the museum. This gives a background on Mr. Mercer and this massive collection. That said, if you only have time for the museum, you will...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2016

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...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2016 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...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2016

"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...More

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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...More

2  Thank noreen s
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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...More

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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...More

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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...More

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PazLa
September 29, 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
September 10, 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
May 28, 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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