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As a public health precaution, our Colonial Farm Experience will not take place on April 10. Current ticket holders will be offered full refunds. We appreciate your understanding.learn more
As a public health precaution, our Colonial Farm Experience will not take place on April 18. Current ticket holders will be offered full refunds. We appreciate your understanding.learn more
Spark your grandchildren’s curiosity (and your own) and connect with the wonders of wildlife. Make lifelong memories at the Philadelphia Zoo – and enjoy your chance to get a little wild! Opened in 1874, the Philadelphia Zoo is home to more than 1,300 animals, many rare and endangered. Tickets include bus transportation, zoo admission and guided “History of the Zoo” tour, bus driver’s tip, morning refreshments on our way to the zoo and afternoon refreshments on the ride back to…learn 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.
In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
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.
All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
The Research Library of the Mercer Museum houses over 20,000 books, 2500 feet of county archives, over 12,000 images and more!
“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!
The Mercer Museum and Fonthill annually welcome visitors from all 50 states.
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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