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High Flying Fun for Kids of All Ages! Join the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society at Fonthill Castle for this spectacular spring event! Learn to build and fly a kite with Clifford “The Kiteman” Quinn. Admission to the event is $5 per family, which includes a kite presentation by Mr. Quinn at 1:00  p.m. in Fonthill Castle’s tent. Bring your own kite to fly or reserve a kite to build and decorate at an additional $5 per kite! A…

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During World War II, more than one thousand women volunteers completed the WASP military pilot training program. They endured terrible Texas weather, snakes, spiders and scorpions, as well as the hostility of some male instructors.  Graduating WASPs piloted every kind of military aircraft, tested new and overhauled airplanes (some with defective parts or dangerous reputations), delivered more than 12,000 planes, and flew over 60,000,000 miles (sometimes towing targets that soldiers shot at with live ammunition!) Thirty-eight of them died serving their…

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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 $15 Adults/$10 Member Adults; $8 Youth (6-17)/$5 Member Youth. 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 Escape Room

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Mystery and intrigue await all those who dare to enter Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room. In coordination with Doylestown Escape Room, Fonthill Castle’s tower room has transformed into a whirlwind adventure and the only way to solve the mystery is for groups to work together to uncover clues, figure out puzzles and discover the location of Bluebeard’s key before time runs out. Registration required. Due to program content, this event is not recommended for children younger than 12.  Guests must be able to go up and down…

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Join the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society for an entertaining and informative journey to historic Gettysburg, to explore Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Tickets are $85/$80 Friends of BCHS members. Tickets include round trip bus transportation, all admission fees, morning refreshments, and wine and refreshments on the return trip to Doylestown. Space is limited. To register please fill out the following form: June 8 Trip Registration – Gettysburg

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Fonthill Castle Escape Room

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Mystery and intrigue await all those who dare to enter Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room. In coordination with Doylestown Escape Room, Fonthill Castle’s tower room has transformed into a whirlwind adventure and the only way to solve the mystery is for groups to work together to uncover clues, figure out puzzles and discover the location of Bluebeard’s key before time runs out. Registration required. Due to program content, this event is not recommended for children younger than 12.  Guests must be able to go up and down…

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Escape Room

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Mystery and intrigue await all those who dare to enter Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room. In coordination with Doylestown Escape Room, Fonthill Castle’s tower room has transformed into a whirlwind adventure and the only way to solve the mystery is for groups to work together to uncover clues, figure out puzzles and discover the location of Bluebeard’s key before time runs out. Registration required. Due to program content, this event is not recommended for children younger than 12.  Guests must be able to go up and down…

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Enjoy an afternoon on the grounds of the Mercer Museum for a lively children’s story hour featuring reading, music and more.

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Learn how Bucks County farmland was transformed into the premier research and development center for the U.S. Navy, and the role it played in America’s space program with Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum President Mike Maguire. Purchase Tickets to The History of the Naval Air Development Center

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Take advantage of one of three exclusive tours of our new Making Astronauts: Bucks County to the Moon exhibit. Led by Bucks County Historical Society V.P. of Collections and Interpretation Cory Amsler and Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum President Mike Maguire, these tours showcase collections highlighted in the exhibit, most of which have never been on display. Purchase Tickets to the Meet the Curator: Exhibit Tour

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All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
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