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Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| $5 per person/ $3 members / FREE 15 and under


July 4, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5 per person/ $3 members / FREE 15 and under
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Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
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Enjoy a day of family fun, food, games, crafts, entertainment and live music, with the visual splendor of Henry Mercer’s estate as the backdrop. Join in the watermelon eating contests, sack races, tug-o-war, bucket brigade relays, town ball (19th century baseball) and the popular cakewalk. You can also sit back and enjoy some stirring good old-fashioned patriotic music or participate in a craft activity. There will be a selection of vendors offering a variety of summertime snacks and treats, or you may opt to bring your own picnic and spread a blanket on Fonthill’s grounds. Fonthill Castle will also be open for self-guided tours.

The event kicks off with the Children’s Decorated Bike Parade at 12:30 p.m., with judging taking place from noon.-12:30 p.m. The contest categories are: Most Patriotic, Most Original, and Most Dynamic. The age groups for the various categories are 2-4 yrs., 5-8 yrs., and 9-12 yrs. Henry Mercer himself will present the prizes for each category/age group at the conclusion of the Bike Parade.

Enjoy Baking? Register today for the 3rd Annual Fourth of July Pie Baking Contest! Download the registration form here.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors



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Bill and Laurie Schutt


John Paton Inc.


Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society



There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces. Completed in 1910 Fonthill boasted modern conveniences- 2 dumbwaiters, an Otis elevator, an intercom buzzer system and phones to communicate within the house.

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