Housing an astonishing collection of pre-industrial tools, Mercer Museum is a castle-like structure in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Designed by Henry Chapman Mercer (whose home was Fonthill Castle), the Mercer Museum was built with reinforced concrete and completed in 1916. The castle is now one of the area's premier cultural attractions (along with Fonthill Castle which is just one mile away).
Of the 50,000+ artefacts on display, many are uniquely displayed as if floating in the castle's central court. This breathtaking space is both an impressive sight and the starting point for a fascinating journey in to pre-industrial America.
Visitors to the Mercer Museum should also make time to visit Mercer's home, the aforementioned Fonthill Castle. Another castle-like property made from reinforced concrete, Fonthill is home to Mercer's collection of tiles and prints and offers an absorbing insight to the polymath's mind.
Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
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