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Mercer Museum

Step back in time in a castle housing over 40,000 early American artifacts. View a Conestoga wagon, horse-drawn carriages and antique fire engine suspended overhead in the museum's Central Court area. Changing exhibits are on display in the Martin & Warwick Foundation Galleries. Purchase unique, handcrafted items in the Mercer Shop.

General
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
  • Days & Hours of Operation: Museum Hours Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12noon - 5pm. Gift Shop Hours Monday - Saturday 10am - 4:45pm and Sunday 12noon - 4:45pm. Library Hours Tuesday-Thursday 1pm - 5pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm.
  • Seasonal Days & Hours of Operation: Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Natl Registry of Historic Places:
  • Public Restroom(s):
  • Scout Programs:
  • Industry Memberships: American Assoc. of Museums, PA Museums & Historical Organizations, Mid-Atlantic Assoc. of Museums
Group Tours
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Mercer Museum Meeting Facility

  • Banquet Capacity: 180
  • Reception Capacity: 150
  • Space Notes: The Museum Castle and the Elkins Gallery are available year round for intimate weddings under 80 guests. Seasonally, the beautiful Patio Garden Tent (included in the pricing) is available for groups to 120. Many beautiful wedding ceremony sites are available as well, including the prestigious Central Court or an al fresco ceremony on the grounds.
  • Description: Planning a company retirement dinner? Awards banquet? Team building meeting? Consider a scavenger hunt competition in the Castle followed by cocktails and dinner. Mercer Museum houses treasures of early America in a 7-level castle in the heart of Doylestown, an historic Victorian country village.

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Elkins Gallery X                   150     100  
Garden Tent (seasonal) X                   120      
Great Hall X                   60     100  
Learning Center X                        

Exhibit: House and Home

  • January 24, 2015 - March 15, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

What makes a house a home? Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two?story colonials to co... View details

Re-Discovering Bucks County Fraktur: Recent Acquisitions

  • February 14, 2015 - April 12, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

In 1997, the Mercer Museum presented a major exhibit featuring the Pennsylvania-German color drawings and decorated manuscripts known collectively as ... View details

20th Annual Dolls' Day Out

  • March 07, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Dress up and bring your doll to the Museum for a day on the town! Event includes a tea and doll fashion show, make-a-doll craft station, storytelling,... View details

Renovate, Re-model, Re-construct: Local Home Makeovers

  • March 14, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Join builder Brian Vaughan and architect Ellen Happ for an insider’s tour of several local home renovation and building projects in and around D... View details

“House & Home” Expedition Cart Try-it Activity: Thermometer

  • March 15, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

A comfortable home depends on the temperature inside! During a visit to the House & Home exhibit, learn how you can make a thermometer with simple... View details

A Photo Tour of Antarctica

  • March 16, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Doylestown resident and Mercer Museum member, Curtis Cowgill, will present a photo journey of his recent trip to Antarctica. Free View details

What You Always Wanted to Know About Fraktur, but Were Afraid to Ask

  • March 22, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Fraktur researcher, author and family historian Corinne Earnest discusses the genealogical value of Fraktur, the vibrant, folk-decorated manuscripts o... View details

Murder at the Castle

  • March 27, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Join us for a memorable evening of refreshments and murder at the castle. Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres in the Great Hall followed by A Presentat... View details

“To Save Our Fellow Citizens”: Volunteer Firefighting, 1800–1875

  • April 25, 2015 - September 07, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

For more than 100 years, firefighting was the responsibility of every neighborhood and citizen. The city’s fire companies fervently believed tha... View details

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – Basics Trek

  • June 29, 2015 - July 03, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Students who have finished grades 2-6 will use Simple Machines LEGO™ Kits to design and create their robotics projects. They then develop icon-b... View details

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – Intermediate Quest

  • June 29, 2015 - July 03, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Students who have finished grades 3-7 are introduced will to hands-on technology concepts with Manufacturing Systems LEGO™ Kits. Then, using LEG... View details

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Enjoy a day of family fun, food, games, crafts, entertainment and live music, with the visual splendor of Henry Mercer’s estate as the backdrop.... View details

The Wild World of Wizarding School

  • July 13, 2015 - July 17, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Don't miss the summer camp fun at Mercer Museum! Calling all first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth year witches and wizards! Get sorted into ... View details

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – FUNdamentals

  • July 20, 2015 - July 24, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Students who have finished grades 1-3 are introduced with LEGO™ Robotics Education Construction Sets and software. Our young engineers build LEG... View details

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – Intermediate Quest

  • July 20, 2015 - July 24, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Students who have finished grades 3-7 are introduced will to hands-on technology concepts with Manufacturing Systems LEGO™ Kits. Then, using LEG... View details

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – Advanced I NXT Exploration

  • July 27, 2015 - July 31, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Students who have finished grades 4-9 may choose from two self pacing course models depending upon their experience with LEGO™ Robotics. Track ... View details

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – Advanced II - EV3 Expedition

  • July 27, 2015 - July 31, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Students who have finished grades 5-10 may choose from two self-pacing course models depending on their experience with LEGO™ Robotics. Prior ex... View details

The Wild World of Wizarding School

  • August 03, 2015 - August 07, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Don't miss the summer camp fun at Mercer Museum! Calling all first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth year witches and wizards! Get sorted into ... View details

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – Basics Trek

  • August 10, 2015 - August 14, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Students who have finished grades 2-6 will use Simple Machines LEGO™ Kits to design and create their robotics projects. They then develop icon-b... View details

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – FUNdamentals

  • August 10, 2015 - August 14, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Students who have finished grades 1-3 are introduced with LEGO™ Robotics Education Construction Sets and software. Our young engineers build LEG... View details

LEGO™ Robotics Workshop – Advanced II - EV3 Expedition

  • August 17, 2015 - August 21, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Students who have finished grades 5-10 may choose from two self-pacing course models depending on their experience with LEGO™ Robotics. Prior ex... View details

LEGO® Kingdom

  • October 03, 2015 - January 17, 2016
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This exhibit will transport kids and families to a LEGO® kingdom where they can become master castle-builders, using one of the greatest building ... View details

Cocktails at the Castle

  • October 09, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Join us for a wonderful evening of history exploration, delightful dining, and unforgettable enjoyment with friends at our third annual gala. Featurin... View details

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