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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                        

Children’s Craft Activity: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

  • November 02, 2014
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Day of the Dead—or Día de los Muertos—is observed on November 1 and 2 by many Hispanic cultures as a version of the Halloween holid... View details

Early Pennsylvania Christmas Trees: The Witte Family Trees at Haupt Mill, Springtown, Pa, c. 1900

  • November 17, 2014
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Presented by Leslie May, collector and historian.The program is free and open to the public. Call for more information. View details

Under the Tree Children’s Craft Activity: Holiday Ornament Making

  • November 22, 2014
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Celebrate the opening of the Under the Tree exhibit by crafting a special ornament to hang on your tree at home. Christmas ornament collector Leslie M... View details

Under the Tree: A Century of Holiday Trees and Toys

  • November 22, 2014 - January 04, 2015
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

An annual museum tradition that captures the excitement of Christmas from a child’s point of view. Amidst trees decorated to the tastes of earli... View details

Expedition Cart Activity – Toys of the Past

  • November 23, 2014
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

In conjunction with our Under the Tree exhibit, try out some traditional toys and games. View details

Gingerbread in the Log House

  • November 28, 2014
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

In conjunction with the museum’s holiday exhibit, Under the Tree, historic foodways expert Susan Plaisted explains the story of gingerbread as i... View details

Craft Workshop: Make Victorian Ornaments

  • December 11, 2014
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

Want to add a touch of Christmases past to your holiday decorating this year? Spend an evening with collector and “holiday historian” Lesl... View details

Expedition Cart Activity – Toys of the Past

  • December 28, 2014
  • Location: Mercer Museum
  • Address: 84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

In conjunction with our Under the Tree exhibit, try out some traditional toys and games. View details

House and Home

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

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

3207 Street Road
Bensalem PA 19020
Toll Free: 800-836-BUCKS
Phone: 1-800-836-2825

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