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Mercer Museum

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Americana Extravaganza!

I only heard about this museum because I was looking for a fun place to stop on our way to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carol C
Quirky museum

If you want a fun day trip or stop over while in Bucks County, PA, stop in to go through this... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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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.
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84 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901-4930
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I only heard about this museum because I was looking for a fun place to stop on our way to Camelback mountain. First we toured Fonthill Castle, which was Henry Mercer's home and then went to the museum, which was also built by Mercer. Both...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 1 October 2018

If you want a fun day trip or stop over while in Bucks County, PA, stop in to go through this museum. There is something for everyone and the fun parties how it is displayed, Wherever you look, you will see something neat and unusual....More

Thank ginmc70
Reviewed 25 September 2018

There are a good many museums that show how people lived in old times, but this one has more exhibits and artifacts than most. Cleverly tucked away in a 7-level building, one room after another shows true Americana, focusing on Bucks County, PA. That's why...More

Thank Tom_H_LimerickPA
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Visited on Museum Day sponsored by The Smithsonian and so glad we did. This is a really kewl museum with tons (and I means tons - literally and figuratively) of early American tools, means of transportation, household items, etc. in a really kewl building. Like...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I have been here many times and never tire of all Henry Mercer's wonderful collection. They have a scavenger hunt for younger children which my grandchildren really enjoyed.

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

You must allocate at least 3 hours to do this museum justice. Each of the 50+ rooms holds a fascinating array of the subject being displayed: firearms; cooking utensils; medical equipment.

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is an overrated collection of 19th century American material culture. Scores and scores of hand saws, hammers, butter churns, cast iron stove plates and dozens of other items. Unfortunately the museum does not provide much if any information about the context or use of...More

Thank Stradlad
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is such a menagerie of collections by an eclectic man. You just don't know how it will be displayed not to mention it is in a poured concrete building. Not huge so it does not get tedious.

1  Thank Eilene S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

You'll find very few tiles here but rather Henry's collection of everyday tools and objects from the early 20th century. The central hall display is breathtaking when you first walk in and see 5 stories of objects (boats, carriages, mills) hanging from the walls and...More

1  Thank Toni_McGo
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Mercer museum is built from concrete - it will withstand rain (and it rained a lot the day we were there) and earthquakes. The collection of artifacts on display is huge, and it's amazing to see the good condition of so many items from...More

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Andrea G
16 June 2018|
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Response from MercerFonthillTeam | Property representative |
Hi Andrea, Thank you for you question. The historic castle portion of the Mercer Museum is not climate controlled and may experience fluctuations in both temperature and humidity depending on external weather conditions... More
29 September 2016|
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Response from chalfontmom8 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say 1-2 hours as well
Janice L
11 September 2016|
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Response from MercerFonthillTeam | Property representative |
Hi Janice, Thank you for your question. The original portion of the Mercer Museum is partially handicapped accessible (approximately 65%) by elevator. The new wing, which includes the changing Exhibition Gallery and... More