Mercer Museum
(Historical Society Headquarters)
84 South Pine St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 345-0210 • Groups ext. 123

Places Nearby:
Fonthill Museum
James Michener Art Museum
Winding Brook Farm
Carousel World
Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center
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Henry Mercer's collections were varied and seemingly endless, including more than 50,000 objects of many descriptions. Objects of every day life, tools and artifacts, represent the soul of early America and the heritage of Bucks County.

The seven story concrete building was built between 1913 and 1916 by Mercer, eight laborers, and "Lucy" the horse. It, too, is a National Historic Landmark, awesome to behold with its towers, gables, and parapets.

Inside, more than 60 Early American trades are represented, including a wealth of woodworking, metalworking, agricultural, textile, and dairy tools. Some Native American implements date back to 8,000 B.C.

School Programs at the Mercer Museum include

  • Log House Life (grades Pre-K - 2)
  • Front Pier Trading (3 - 6)
  • and Apprenticing (Middle School).

All programs last 1 hour and can accommodate up to 25 students.

Throughout the year many unique programs and events are offered at both museums. Demonstrations, Special Exhibitions, Workshops, and other activities are available for families. Call for a current calendar.

Groups (10 or more) may take a self-guided tour of the Museum.

Hours: Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday Noon - 5pm. Open until 9pm on Tuesdays. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Visits by guided tour only. Last tours begin at 4pm.
Adults $12.00
Seniors (65+) $10.00
Youth (6-17) $6.00
Children under 6 FREE
Fonthill and Mercer Museum Combination:
Adult $20.00
Youth $12.00
Groups (10 or more):
Adult $9.00
Youth $4.00/each with 1 Adult per 10 children FREE
Special tour packages available. Group combo tours start at $30/person. Call or visit the official website linked above for details.
Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance for tours and 4 weeks for school programs.
Lunch: Picnic areas available.
Handicapped Access: Partial access. Call for details.
Directions: Rt. 611 North into Doylestown. Continue on Old Rt. 611 (Easton Rd.).Cross Rt. 202, turn right onto Court St. and proceed about ½ mile. 30 - 60 minutes north of Philadelphia.

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