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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tour for Families

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Adult, Tour, Youth

In this one-hour tour, children and parents explore Henry Mercer’s castle from basement to tower and learn about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and prints.  This special tour travels through some areas of the castle not seen on the regular tour, including the Kitchen, Morning Room and Wind Room and takes guests up to the top terrace.  Children must be 6 or older and able to climb the steep stairs.  Space is limited. Reservations required, call 215-348-9461.

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Stories by the Castle with Darcy Fair

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Youth

Visit the castle grounds for a rollicking children’s story hour featuring oral tales, readings, music, participatory activities, and a touchable object from the museum’s education collections. Bring a blanket, folding chair, some lunch, a cold drink and your enthusiasm.  Programs are presented by Darcy Fair of Buckslore, and are suitable for children of all ages and their caregivers.  Free, drop-in program.  Program will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.

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Henry Mercer’s Birthday Celebration

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Happy 162nd Birthday Henry!  Celebrate Henry Mercer’s birthday at Fonthill with cake, lemonade, a birthday card craft and discounted admission-1 child free with paying adult.

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“Follow Rollo” Book Signing

Category:
Adult, Youth

Join us for the long-awaited launch of Bucks County Historical Society volunteer and Doylestown resident Nancy Bergère’s new children’s book “Follow Rollo”,  a delightful new tale that follows the adventures of Henry Mercer’s beloved pet Rollo throughout the grounds of Fonthill Castle. A retired schoolteacher and lifelong educator, Bergère creates a new must-have storybook for children of all ages.

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Enjoy a day of family fun, food, games, crafts, entertainment and live music, with the visual splendor of Henry Mercer’s estate as the backdrop. Join in the watermelon eating contests, sack races, tug-o-war, bucket brigade relays, town ball (19th century baseball) and the popular cakewalk. You can also sit back and enjoy some stirring good old-fashioned patriotic music or participate in a craft activity. There will be a selection of vendors offering a variety of summertime snacks and treats, or…

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tour for Families

Category:
Adult, Tour, Youth

In this one-hour tour, children and parents explore Henry Mercer’s castle from basement to tower and learn about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and prints.  This special tour travels through some areas of the castle not seen on the regular tour, including the Kitchen, Morning Room and Wind Room and takes guests up to the top terrace.  Children must be 6 or older and able to climb the steep stairs.  Space is limited. Reservations required, call 215-348-9461.

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Fonthill Castle

Stories by the Castle with Darcy Fair

Category:
Youth

Visit the castle grounds for a rollicking children’s story hour featuring oral tales, readings, music, participatory activities, and a touchable object from the museum’s education collections. Bring a blanket, folding chair, some lunch, a cold drink and your enthusiasm.  Programs are presented by Darcy Fair of Buckslore, and are suitable for children of all ages and their caregivers.  Free, drop-in program.  Program will be moved inside in case of inclement weather.

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tour for Families

Category:
Adult, Tour, Youth

In this one-hour tour, children and parents explore Henry Mercer’s castle from basement to tower and learn about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and prints.  This special tour travels through some areas of the castle not seen on the regular tour, including the Kitchen, Morning Room and Wind Room and takes guests up to the top terrace.  Children must be 6 or older and able to climb the steep stairs.  Space is limited. Reservations required, call 215-348-9461.

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Fonthill Castle

Bus Trip to Toms River, NJ

Category:
Adult

Go on the road with the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society to Toms River, NJ, for a delightful 11⁄2-hour cruise on the River Lady, a 150-passenger, 85′ authentic reproduction of a paddle wheel riverboat.  Cruise takes place rain or shine, since seating is protected from the weather. Please note: our seats are on the upper deck which requires the climbing of 12 steps. After the cruise, spend the afternoon in Historic Smithville, which began as a simple, one…

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Fonthill Castle Beer Fest

Category:
Adult, Featured

Enjoy Great beer and Great People! Fonthill Castle will host its  5th annual end-of summer Beer Fest featuring high quality drafts from 35+ local and regional breweries in the beautiful outdoor setting of Fonthill Castle.  Guests to Beer Fest will also enjoy music, light fare provided by T.H.E. catering, and a commemorative beer tasting glass.  General admission tickets include unlimited beer tastings, First Tap VIP tickets include early admission to the event along with exclusive access to the Draught Lines Lounge.  Tickets can be…

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ROLLO'S FACTS

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.
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