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Virtual Tour: Highlights of Fonthill Castle

February 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

| $10 General Admission/ Free for Members

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Date:
February 25
Time:
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Cost:
$10 General Admission/ Free for Members
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Venue

Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
Phone:
215-345-0210

Throughout this winter season, delight in the splendor of a virtual guided historic tour of Fonthill Castle in the heart of Doylestown, Bucks County, PA. These 45-minute virtual experiences feature a 30-minute recorded guided journey through Henry Chapman Mercer’s home, followed by a live virtual Q&A conversation with one of our experienced tour guides.

Fonthill Castle is a showcase for Mercer’s renowned, handcrafted ceramic tiles designed at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement. The castle serves as an early example of reinforced concrete architecture with dozens of unique rooms and artifacts, two hundred windows and eighteen fireplaces.

Book this one-of-a-kind virtual Zoom tour and sit back in the comfort of your own home as we take you on an historic escape through one of Bucks County’s most beloved gems.

Advance registration is required for all. Admission is $10/General Admission virtual connection per household or $0/BCHS members.

Once you purchase your admission, you will receive a personalized link to this Zoom virtual program from our museum team.

Purchase 11:00 a.m. Tickets. 

ROLLO'S FACTS

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.
ROLLO'S FACTS

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Beginning Monday, March 1, 2021 the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle will be open 6 days per week, Tuesdays – Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and will be closed on Mondays. The Mercer Museum Research Library will be closed from Saturday, March 6 - Saturday, March 13, 2021 to upgrade our facilities. The library will reopen on Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
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