Fonthill Museum

History Museum and Castle
525 E Court St (at Swamp Rd), Doylestown, PA 18901, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 AM–7:00 AM
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
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Fonthill Castle is made entirely of concrete and was built between 1908 and 1912 by Henry Mercer. The 44-room castle was created not only for Mercer to live in but also to display his beautiful tiles made in the nearby Moravian Tile Works. The house is open for guided tours every h... (See all)

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    Mia D.
    "tour of Fonthill"(3 Tips)
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    "tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer"(2 Tips)
    Visit Philly
    "... Chapman Mercer, an archaeologist, ceramist and scholar, Fonthill Museum is a..."(2 Tips)
    VisitBucksPA M.
    "... and 18 fireplaces. Interior walls, floors, and ceilings display his unique..."(2 Tips)
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  • Rook M.

    This is my heart's home.

    Rook McNamara · April 9
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  • Clare H.

    Turned away for not having a reservation. Can't rate for now.

    Clare Hirai · September 27, 2014
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  • Shannon G.

    Nice places to visit in Hyde

    Shannon Guinan · July 31, 2014
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  • Julie M.

    The coolest place in all of PA. Do the tour. You will be so glad you did.

    Julie Miller · October 27, 2013
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  • Saving Places

    Fonthill, home of archaeologist, collector, and tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, is a mix of Medieval, Gothic, and Byzantine architecture, and an early example of poured reinforced concrete.

    Saving Places · April 22, 2012
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  • VisitBucksPA M.

    Henry Mercer’s concrete castle home comprises 40 rooms and 18 fireplaces. Interior walls, floors, and ceilings display his unique handcrafted tiles.

    VisitBucksPA Manager · January 27, 2012
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  • Visit Philly

    The former home of Henry Chapman Mercer, an archaeologist, ceramist and scholar, Fonthill Museum is a showpiece for his prints and tiles, some of which are inset in the walls and ceiling. Read more

    Visit Philly · April 11, 2011
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  • Jack S.

    Best tented wedding venue ever!

    Jack Skudris · October 30, 2010
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  • Arghatara W.

    pahistory......

    Arghatara Wibowo · September 25, 2010
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  • Debbie K.

    Be sure to check out the tile story of Bluebeard . . . rumor has that it's a subtle message to female visitors. I sure hope not!

    Debbie Kenworthy · August 1, 2010
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  • Mia D.

    On the guided tour of Fonthill, be sure to ask the docent why Henry Mercer kept a human skull in his study!

    Mia Dwi Mayanti · July 9, 2010
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  • VisitBucksPA

    Henry Mercer’s concrete castle home comprises 40 rooms and 18 fireplaces. Interior walls, floors, and ceilings display his unique handcrafted tiles. See if you can spot the alligator. Read more

    VisitBucksPA · June 30, 2010
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  • visitPA

    On the guided tour of Fonthill, be sure to ask the docent why Henry Mercer kept a human skull in his study! Read more

    visitPA · June 28, 2010
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