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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tours

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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

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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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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America, Patricia Troilo tells the story of Quaker Alice Paul, one of the leading suffragettes of the 20th century.

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Mercer Museum

Crafternoon: Joys of Springtime

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Family, Youth

Welcome the arrival of spring and create colorful springtime crafts with Mercer Museum educators at this family-friendly drop-in session.

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Join the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society and explore the wonders that took place at Thomas Edison’s historic Menlo Park.  The day continues at the Newark Museum of Art with a docent-led tour “Seeing America,” to learn how artists have shaped and reflected American culture, followed by time to view the museum’s other galleries. Ticket price includes bus transportation, museum admissions and guided tours, plus morning and afternoon refreshments.  Bus departs from Fonthill Castle at 8:00 a.m. Download…

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Mercer Museum

Meet the Curator: Exhibit Tour

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Tour

Take advantage of this after-hours tour of our new exhibit 200 Years of Bucks County Art and learn more about select paintings and artifacts showcased in the exhibit. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to the Meet the Curator tour 

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Join Bucks County Historical Society collections staff for an evening exploring gardening-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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Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle open their doors free of charge on Smithsonian Magazine’s 16th Annual Museum Day. Visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday to register for free admission to each site.

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Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in a log house? Learn about the daily life of colonial farmers during this 45-minute interactive educational program geared towards children ages 4-9. Explore the well pump, play colonial games, and try your hand at the butter churn. Timed tickets are required for all adults and children who attend. Timed admittance at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.   Purchase…

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