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Saturday, August 27, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fonthill Castle (525 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA) Join us for our annual summer Beer Fest fundraising event on the beautiful grounds of Fonthill Castle, in Doylestown, PA. Enjoy local craft beers, music, light fare, and a commemorative beer-tasting glass in a one-of-a-kind setting. This fundraising event supports our education, preservation and community programs at Fonthill Castle, a National Historic Landmark operated by the Bucks County Historical Society. VIP Early Access Ticket…learn more
Saturday, October 15, 2022 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 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 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. $200/General Admission Ticket $175/BCHS Member General Admission Ticket More information coming in…learn more
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.
More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
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.
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!
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!
Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
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