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Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room

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Once Upon A Time Crafternoon

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Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums. Note: Fonthill Castle will not be offering regularly scheduled tours on Museum Day. The Castle’s first and second floor will be open for self-guided exploration with staff on…

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Mercer Museum

Once Upon a Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales

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Exhibits, Youth

Step inside the pages of beloved fairy tales from around the globe in this hands-on, interactive exhibit for children ages 3-10.  From an African jungle to a giant’s castle, seven fairy tales are brought to life including Anansi and the Talking Melon, Beauty and the Beast,  Cinderella, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Jack and the Beanstalk, Lon Po Po and Thumbelina.  Once Upon A Time…Exploring the World of Fairy Tales is a collaborative effort of the St. Louis Public Library and The…

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room

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Join an immersive, themed mystery at the castle. Work together to uncover clues, solve puzzles and discover the location of Bluebeard’s key before time is up. Includes 30 minute tour $40/$35 members. Registration required. Fonthill Castle Escape Room September 29 Tickets

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Mercer Museum

Once Upon A Time Crafternoon

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Featured, Youth

Children join Mercer Museum educators to create enchanting crafts inspired by the magical tales of *Beauty and the Beast*, *Lon Po Po*, *Thumbelina* and *The Elves and the Shoemaker* in this drop-in crafting session. Free with museum admission.

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Folklorist Darcy Fair takes a deeper look at fairy tales and their cultural significance throughout history and in modern life for an adult audience. Free for members, $10 for General Admission.   Buy tickets to Fairy Tales for (Quasi) Grown-Ups with Folklorist Darcy Fair

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tour for Families

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Adult, Tour, Youth

In this one-hour tour, children and parents explore Henry Mercer’s castle from basement to tower and learn about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and prints.  This special tour travels through some areas of the castle not seen on the regular tour, including the Kitchen, Morning Room and Wind Room and takes guests up to the top terrace.  Children must be 6 or older and able to climb the steep stairs.  Space is limited. Reservations required, call 215-348-9461.

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Join us for one of our volunteer clean-up days at the Fonthill Woodlands and continue Henry Mercer’s commitment to shared history, natural spaces and community experiences. Visit fonthillwoodlands.org for information or to donate.

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room

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Featured

Join an immersive, themed mystery at the castle. Work together to uncover clues, solve puzzles and discover the location of Bluebeard’s key before time is up. Includes 30 minute tour $40/$35 members. Registration required. Fonthill Castle Escape Room October 6 Tickets

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Mercer Museum

Stories and Stuff: Once Upon A Time

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Exhibits, Youth

In this creative workshop series of ten sessions guided by artist-in-residence Darcy Fair, children ages 6-12 create their own magical stories inspired by fairy tales. Sessions feature live music, read-aloud stories and imaginative play. Free series with advance registration required. Limited to 20 students. Children must be accompanied by parent/caregiver. Note: Registering for this event is registering for all remaining sessions in the series Supported in part by the Philadelphia Arts and Education Partnership, Artist Residency Program. Register for Stories…

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Mercer Museum Closed

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In preparation for the Mercer Museum’s major fall fundraiser Cocktails at the Castle later in the evening, the Mercer Museum will be closed during business hours to allow staff time to prepare.  Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you at the Mercer Museum soon.

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