- TripBuzz found 202 things to do with kids in or near Doylestown, Pennsylvania, including 189 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Philadelphia, Trenton, Norristown and Flemington.
- From Kids' Castle to Mercer Museum, the Doylestown area offers 100 different types of family activities, including: History Museums, Rock Climbing, Playgrounds and Movie Theaters.
- Located twenty-seven miles north of Philadelphia is the Pennsylvania borough of Doylestown. With it's origin dating back to the mid 1700's, the city is one of the nations prime historical hot spots. With most of the city's structures being on the national register of historic places, visitors can enjoy walking the streets taking in the architecture. The city is also home to many museums and scenic local parks.
Mercer's museum is a 1916 poured concrete building, one of three built by Mercer. The museum contains tools, early transportation and various tools, just like its builder intended for it to hold when he built it to hold the 30,000 items in his private collection.
Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite film character, and attend the Saturday Kid's Matinees, while adults are welcome to watch independent art films, foreign films, and classic Hollywood films at The Country Theater. This theater first opened in 1938.
Moravian Tile and Pottery Works is where Henry Chapman Mercer created his works during the Arts and Crafts movement. People can watch a video, take a self-guided tour, take tile making classes, and buy tiles.
Located in the palatial home of Henry Chapman Mercer, the Fonthill Museum features scenic grounds as well as a large collection of art and artifacts, including some of Mercer's own tiles. Tours are available, and the museum hosts weddings.
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Located in the heart of historic Bucks County is the Bucks County Civil War Round Table Library & Museum. The library and museum houses rare artifacts from the civil war and a collection of first edition books, periodicals and more.
Henry Chapman Mercer built Fonthill from 1908 to 1912 as his personal home and as a place to display his collection of Moravian tiles. The home was constructed of poured concrete, of many different architectural styles.
Charged with preserving and interpreting the past of local culture, Bucks County Historical Society is in charge of the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle. The castle includes 44 rooms of unique and artistic architecture.