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Mercer Museum, Doylestown

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Enter Mercer Museum's six-story, concrete castle for a trip back in time. The Museum was completed in 1916 to house Henry Chapman Mercer's vast collection of early American everyday objects. You will find more than 60 early American crafts and trades represented.
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  • SO much to see, you could spend hours here. A lot of levels, reached by stairs or elevator. Comfortable shoes are a must! It's really kind of difficult to put this experience into words! You won't reg...  read more »
  • Enjoyed visiting the museum. Very interesting place with something for everyone. The architecture of the building is worth seeing I its own not to mention all of the interesting things to see on displ...  read more »
  • it is the 100th year of the mercer museum, 1916-2016. wow. how does one begin to write about the genius who was henry mercer? henry collected and chronicled the life and culture of pre-industrial Amer...  read more »
  • A very unique museum, and certainly a worthwhile place to visit. It is fun to get a look into the life of earlier Americans. My favorite thing about the place is probably the building itself, there are so many nooks and crannies to explore with interesting and odd architecture. The sections made for kids are pretty poorly done, but otherwise it's a nice museum.
  • This museum is one of a kind! It is a giant multi-story building built more than a hundred years ago. It is made of poured concrete! Henry Mercer collected amazing apparatus of work implements that had been used through the centuries that he saw were disappearing from use in the eighteen-hundreds. When his collection got giant he decided to make a museum to have them all displayed in so people would forever be able to see what people did all their work with in the future. He was very worried about fire so he made the entire museum with no lighting and lots of windows. The wole thing is out of poured concrete. Later when electricity came they wired the building. You can spend most of the day here checking out the building and the absolutely amazing collection and it's significance. This is a must-see tour if you are anywhere near it and you have a interest in history at all.
  • I don't think there is another place like this in the world. Mercer's collection of early American industry's tools fills the 7 story structure that he designed and built of concrete. An elevator takes you to the top floor and you walk down, a gallery at each level circling the central space which contains complete boats, a stage coach and hundreds of examples of tradeworkers tools and equipment.
  • very historic. very hot and muggy. tall with many different cool things. children's area with air conditioning
  • A fantastic place fill with unique knick knacks from a local collector in the 19th century. Great for families.
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