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Mercer Museum

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Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
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+1 215-345-0210
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Managed by the Bucks County Historical Society, this museum pays tribute to...

Managed by the Bucks County Historical Society, this museum pays tribute to Henry Chapman Mercer, noted archaeologist, antiquarian, artist and writer.

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Really Neat Place

Really cool exhibits for kids, they change every couple of months. The lego one was my favorite. Great place to have a wedding.

Reviewed 28 June 2016
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Really cool exhibits for kids, they change every couple of months. The lego one was my favorite. Great place to have a wedding.

Thank kristinamasi
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Very unique and complete collection of our history of tools. From old wagons, boats, hand tools and almost anything you can imagine our ancestors used for any type of business or chore. I recommend you visit the Mercer tile museum first so you get a bit of history on Mr. Mercer, that way the large museum will make more sense.... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Not your typical museum. For an afternoon of fun and adventure. There is everything you could ever think of in here. From a whaling boat to a gallows. I'm always amazed at the things I find there no matter how many times I go. I always find something new to discover. Fun for all no matter what age!

Thank phbutkus
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Farming, business, and personal implements from past generations. Parking is average and exhibits are on multiple floor levels not always easily accessible to those with physical limitations. For those who appreciate artifacts of steel and wood, a must see.

Thank David B
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

If you're a buff of Americana, you will be amazed at this place. It was built in the early 1900s by Henry Mercer, an historian, non-practicing lawyer, erstwhile engineer, tile maker - some might call "eccentric". He accumulated and displayed all sorts of tools, furniture, medical implements, every day 19th century items of every kind, and displayed them in this... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Loved this museum, you could spend many hours there and I am sure you will miss seeing something. It reminds me of the seek and find books.

Thank csipe165
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Visit in cooler weather, this museum could take you all day. You will be walking on concrete the entire time so wear good shoes. Worth all the time you choose to spend. treasures from all over the world and the US. History abounds in all types of catagories complete with tools of all types. Amazing collection, hanging off the walls... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a delightful museum for all ages. The main room is filled from the floor to seventh floor ceiling with tools and household items from the pre-industrial era. There is a general store, a display of beautiful hair combs made from tortoise shell, a conestoga wagon, wooden cradles and oil drilling equipment. The American Adventure will give kids an... More 

Thank Cyndi D
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

We usually go to Mercer Museum once a year. All of the exhibits are fascinating. For the past few visits we have used the audio tour feature you can ask for at the front reception desk. It's definitely a unique museum experience!

1 Thank 1fuzzy
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This unique museum has hundreds of farming tools that are quite historic and interesting .children will find it fascinating Great family trip

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