Notice: Fonthill Castle will be closing early on Saturday, September 14. The last tour will be at 1:45 p.m.
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On the morning of April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, aka the “Red Baron”, and his squadron engaged a group of British Royal Flying Corps planes over a little village in northern France. In this reenactment, David Wesley Tonkin tells the story of this fight, which ended with the death of the “Red Baron”. Tonkin provides insights into the incident and a concluding opinion in the ongoing debate: who shoot down the “Red Baron”?

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Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

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Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle will open its doors free of charge on Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday to register for free admission.

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Mercer Museum

Out from Slavery

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Lectures

Join Doylestown writer and researcher Doreen Stratton as she explores enslaved workers’ journeys from Africa to Freedom through the Underground Railroad. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Out from Slavery

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Metalsmith Myra Mimlitsch-Gray connects her sculptural work to craft history, material culture and the decorative arts. During this evening lecture, she will illustrate her perspective on the nature of craft and unity. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Constructed Objects and Material Fictions

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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. A few hours in the woodlands will help maintain areas like the Little House in the Woods for generations to come. On this day, we will focus on the cleaning up the main gate entryway, removing debris along Court Street and the area around the Little House. Please bring your own gloves and gardening…

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Tour the Fonthill Castle grounds off of East Court Street with experts from the Doylestown Nature Club and explore the vast array of specimen trees and their history. Meet at Fonthill Welcome Center at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Buy Tickets to the Seasonal Grounds Tour of Fonthill Castle

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tours

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Featured, Tour

During these hour-long tours, guests explore Henry Mercer’s home from basement to tower and learn more about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and illustrated prints. These special behind-the-scenes tours offer access to areas not seen on daily tours. Please note there are steep stairs and narrow, uneven passageways at this historic site. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to the 10:15 a.m. Tower Tour Purchase tickets to the 11:45 a.m. Tower Tour

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Mercer Museum

Cocktails at the Castle

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Featured, Fundraising

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of culinary delights and tantalizing cocktails at the Mercer Museum’s major annual fundraiser to benefit year-round education, exhibition and community initiatives. Guests enjoy offerings from the area’s most renowned restaurants, caterers, and bakeries while imbibing crafted cocktails and dancing the night away. An online silent auction features one-of-a-kind experiences and packages, all to benefit a great cause. Purchase Tickets to Cocktails at the Castle

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Join artist and blacksmith Warren Holzman as he explores the distinctive metalwork of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Glencairn, two sites that house one of the most important collections of forged ornamental metal in the world. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Metalwork of Bryn Athyn Cathedral & Glencairn

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Mercer Museum

Treasures from the Library Vault

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Featured, Library

Join Bucks County Historical Society collections staff for an evening exploring some of the most intriguing and “hidden” items in the Mercer Museum Library.  Get an up-close look at a few of these treasures during a white glove portion of the event. Advanced tickets are highly recommended. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Treasures from the Library Vault

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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.
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