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Mercer Museum

Pigskin Peanuts

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Exhibits

Just in time for football season, the Mercer Museum is showcasing a selection of Charles M. Schulz’s famous football-themed comic strips in a new exhibit entitled Pigskin Peanuts. This exhibit, organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, California, features fifty Sunday and daily Peanuts comic strips featuring the sport of football and the popular characters Charlie Brown, Woodstock, Snoopy and more. The Mercer Museum will also highlight original artifacts, photography and memorabilia from…

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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 Library Archivist Jesse Crooks explores the Bucks County Historical Society archives and document collections relating to Bucks County African American history. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.   Purchase tickets to Bucks County African American History Lecture

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Join Bucks County Historical Society collections staff for an evening exploring love-themed artifacts and documents from the vaults of the Mercer Museum Library. Examine these treasures for yourself during the white-glove portion of this program. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.   Purchase tickets to Treasures from the Library Vault

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Evening Tours

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Featured, Tour

Delight in the splendor of an evening at Fonthill Castle, home of Henry Chapman Mercer and an early example of reinforced concrete architecture. Discover Mercer’s renowned ceramic tiles during these intimate 45-minute guided evening tours of the castle’s unique rooms and artifacts. Timed admission at 6:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.   Purchase tickets to 6:00 p.m. tour Purchase tickets to 6:15 p.m. tour Purchase tickets to 6:30…

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Evening Tours

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Featured, Tour

Delight in the splendor of an evening at Fonthill Castle, home of Henry Chapman Mercer and an early example of reinforced concrete architecture. Discover Mercer’s renowned ceramic tiles during these intimate 45-minute guided evening tours of the castle’s unique rooms and artifacts. Timed admission at 6:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.   Purchase tickets to 6:00 p.m. tour Purchase tickets to 6:15 p.m. tour Purchase tickets to 6:30…

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Commemorate Presidents’ Day in the historic Log House outside of the Mercer Museum with food historian Susan Plaisted as she prepares cacao tea and hot chocolate, favorites of America’s First President George Washington. This program is outdoors, please dress warmly. 

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Mercer Museum

The ABCs of Civics

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Educational, Featured

Would you like to brush up on the Constitution or how our government works? Did you know that those wishing to become U.S. citizens must pass a test of basic civics knowledge? Learn (or review!) the basics of the American system of government and put your knowledge to the test in a friendly trivia competition presented by the League of Women Voters of Bucks County. Advanced Registration is highly recommended.   Register for the ABCs of Civics 

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tours

Category:
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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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Evening Tours

Category:
Featured, Tour

Delight in the splendor of an evening at Fonthill Castle, home of Henry Chapman Mercer and an early example of reinforced concrete architecture. Discover Mercer’s renowned ceramic tiles during these intimate 45-minute guided evening tours of the castle’s unique rooms and artifacts. Timed admission at 6:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.   Purchase tickets to 6:00 p.m. tour Purchase tickets to 6:15 p.m. tour Purchase tickets to 6:30…

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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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