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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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Tour Henry Mercer's tile business

Such an informative tour of beautiful tile from Henry Mercer. It's on the property of his mansion... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2018
Mercer, was so ahead of his time.

There is nothing Mercer touched that was not way ahead of his time. , from his private home , to... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
cindy v
Milford, Pennsylvania
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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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130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901-2451
+1 215-348-6098
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All reviews self guided tour gift shop moravian pottery henry mercer making process living history for sale introductory video unique architecture old fashion fonthill castle picnic tables interesting tour tile work factory clay demonstration
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

Such an informative tour of beautiful tile from Henry Mercer. It's on the property of his mansion Fonthill Castle.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

There is nothing Mercer touched that was not way ahead of his time. , from his private home , to the tile works, to his museum. What a genius he was, really clever. WOW. All are so close in distance.. A man worth getting to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

A must visit place when exploring the area! Not only are the tiles beautiful.. one learns so much about the how, when, where and why. We had visited many years ago and now we returned to find a greater selection of tiles for sale and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Such amazing architecture! There is so much to look at and learn at this place. Admission is $5 for adults. Before the self guided tour begins you watch a video about tile making. There is a gift shop with a ton of different tiles for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank stephaniemK5348UF
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The facility is interesting, and starts with a video. The tour is pretty basic. On the day we visited there was only one worker pressing tiles, so the demonstration of the manufacturing process wasn't complete.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Colin M
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This is a still-operating company that produces authentic, hand-made tiles from local clay. Four full time employees and student apprentices learn the craft that has produced tiles for churches, government buildings and private homes. It is a long and tedious process, but the results are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

I think I'll go back here again and again just for the tile shop. The $5 is worth it once to see the video and tour the factory with a live artisan demo. But the tile shop will be a source of gifts for years...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Toni_McGo
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We were pressed for time and couldn't do the factory tour, but the gift shop has an amazing selection of tiles that can be purchased. Well worth the stop!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I visited the place with kids. The staff was very friendly and nice. The lady of the working floor gave kids a demo and helped them make a tile using a spare mold. The place has a very old world charm to it. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Duraiya K
Reviewed 26 June 2018

It's a very interesting tour, however some of the spaces are small, dark and damp. If you are claustrophobic or have very bad mold allergies find a book on it and read about it instead.

Date of experience: August 2017
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24 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.