Learn about the permanent exhibits at the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle that bring history to life.
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 Castlelearn more
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 Vaultlearn more
Discover Henry Mercer’s motivations and methods in establishing and assembling the museum’s collection in this special lecture by Vice President of Collections and Interpretation Cory Amsler. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to “Original, Alone & Unique:” The Mercer Museum Collectionlearn more
Among the oldest artifacts in the Mercer Museum are a 2,000 year old whale oil lamp and Native American implements dating to 6,000-8,000 BC.
The Research Library of the Mercer Museum houses over 20,000 books, 2500 feet of county archives, over 12,000 images and more!
In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
The Mercer Museum and Fonthill annually welcome visitors from all 50 states.
“Lucy” the horse was part of the work crew that built both Fonthill and the Mercer Museum. She hoisted the loads of mixed concrete up to workers.
Fonthill has over 200 windows all of varying sizes!
There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
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