Mercer Museum

Trip Start May 16, 2003
Trip End May 16, 2010

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Flag of United States  , Pennsylvania
Sunday, April 5, 2009

We wanted to do something just us and the kids sent the next several weekends will be filled with birthdays and holidays.  We found the perfect place in the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA.
The museum had several things going for it - it looks like a castle, seemed to have some children's activities, about an hour's ride and best of all - on May 5 the entry fee was waved!
Decision made.
The museum looks great, like a concrete castle with plenty of parking (there were a lot of people so we parked on the grass being assured by museum personnel we wouldn't get a ticket - we didn't).  Walking inside we explored the castle which has many every day objects hanging on the wall and ceilings to give you a completely different view them.  Each floor has its sections and it was very interesting to see how, for example, shell combs are made.  There are children's activities, but our kids enjoyed the specialized kids' room where they could explore and look for stuffed animals behind doors, fish using magnets or churn butter.  There are even a bunch of stuffed toy birds which when squeezed whistle their own unique calling.  Funny enough the mockingbird didn't sing - and there wasn't a diamond ring (sorry).
We ended our tour outside where we saw old carriages as well as pumping water from a well as well as a very informative lady in an old cabin show the kids how people used to live.
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