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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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  • Fascinating glimpses into tool making in so many human endeavors in a wonderfully quirky building. Good eye level ( for adults) explanations. Excellent proactive docents. I will gladly go again.....  more »
  • First let me say that I did not have a positive experience in this museum, but that’s a personal issue. I felt overwhelmed by the number of objects in the place and their chaotic arrangement. It also....  more »
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  • Self guided museum for only fifteen dollars. Everything was pretty cool to see and there was a lot more than expected. I loved going through the different levels and it didn’t feel like we traveled up seven floors but we got all the way to the top and wished there was more!They currently have a space exhibit which was super interesting. If you’re bringing kids, they have this interactive learning section where they can learn how things work. Things like how cars drive, planes fly, hovercrafts hover, etc. Definitely also stop by Fonthill castle which is only about a mile away. Super cool to check out from the outside if you don’t want to do the guided inside tour. I think the ticket for that tour is also fifteen dollars but you can save and pay twenty six if you do both places.
  • Cool museum. we went to the making an astronaut exhibit with my 3 and 7 year old. The museum person babysitting the exhibit was a little overzealous and took all the fun out of the exhibit. Although it is labeled a kid friendly exhibit, I think someone that understands kids should be watching the exhibit. It felt like the guy didn’t want us to touch any of his toys.

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