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Mercer Museum, Doylestown

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The Mercer Museum is a museum located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States. The Bucks County Historical Society operates the Mercer Museum, as well as the Research Library, and Fonthill Castle, former home of the museum's founder, archeologist Henry Chapman Mercer. The museum was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and was later included in a National Historic Landmark District along with the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works and Fonthill. These three structures are the only poured-in-place concrete structures built by Mercer.
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  • Incredibly large collection of pre-industrial revolution tools and implements of every nature. Well worth seeing! 
    Incredibly large collection of pre-industrial revolution tools and implements of every nature. Well worth seeing!  more »
  • Looking for an indoor activity on a very hot day. Reservations required. Surprised at volume and breadth of the collection. Very interesting. Also went through the special music exhibit. We did... 
    Looking for an indoor activity on a very hot day. Reservations required. Surprised at volume and breadth of the collection. Very interesting. Also went through the special music exhibit. We did...  more »
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  • I came here by car on a Friday morning in late June 2022. They had a free parking lot and, at the time, had ample parking. I reserved my ticket online and it $10 for students and $15 for adults. From start to finish, the museum took about 40 minutes to complete. The interior looks pretty cool when you walk in and is pretty interesting if you find old farming tools and antiques interesting. I think the content is interesting to look at but is probably only worth $10 instead of $15 for an adult. I wouldn't recommend going out of your way for this place. If you're looking for someone to so in town, you should do a guided tour at the Fonthill Castle instead. The people at the museum is very nice though. I purchased my entry time slot for the wrong date but they still let me in.
  • I loved it here. If you love history and old items I would highly recommend this museum. I especially enjoyed how items were grouped together by use and the signs that explained the items and how they were used. A point to consider, the main part that houses all the artifacts is not air conditioned, so I wouldn't recommend going on a very hot day if heat is an issue for you. They do have fans here and there that move the air around, but on a hot day it will be uncomfortable.

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