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Found, Gifted, Saved! The Mercer Museum Collects Local History displays a staggering array of artifacts collected by the Bucks County Historical Society between the years of 2000 and 2021. These objects, images, and documents help illuminate the people, history, and culture of Bucks County. The exhibit consists of a series of thematic groupings that connect diverse objects, images, and documents in a meaningful and thought-provoking way. These groupings are intended to suggest themes that range chronologically and geographically across Bucks County’s…learn more
Virtual Program – Zoom Looking up from the heart of the Mercer Museum’s Central Court in Doylestown, PA, is an experience like no other. Artifacts hanging from rafters and objects at every turn create a most unique sensory experience. This virtual experience features a 30-minute recorded tour of the Mercer Museum’s renowned Central Court, followed by a live Q&A with one of our experienced tour guides. The Mercer Museum, one of Bucks County’s premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian affiliate,…learn more
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.
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.
In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
Fonthill has over 200 windows all of varying sizes!
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.
There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
The Mercer Museum and Fonthill annually welcome visitors from all 50 states.
Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
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