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Join us for one of our volunteer clean-up days at the Fonthill Woodlands and continue Henry Mercer’s commitment to shared history, natural spaces and community experiences. A few hours in the woodlands will help maintain areas like the Little House in the Woods for generations to come. On this day, we will focus on the cleaning up the main gate entryway, removing debris along Court Street and the area around the Little House. Please bring your own gloves and gardening…

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Tour the Fonthill Castle grounds off of East Court Street with experts from the Doylestown Nature Club and explore the vast array of specimen trees and their history. Meet at Fonthill Welcome Center at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Buy Tickets to the Seasonal Grounds Tour of Fonthill Castle

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Tower Tours

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During these hour-long tours, guests explore Henry Mercer’s home from basement to tower and learn more about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and illustrated prints. These special behind-the-scenes tours offer access to areas not seen on daily tours. Please note there are steep stairs and narrow, uneven passageways at this historic site. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to the 10:15 a.m. Tower Tour Purchase tickets to the 11:45 a.m. Tower Tour

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Take an evening tour of Fonthill Castle’s shadowy corners, including the Basement “Crypt”, and learn of Henry Mercer’s love of detective and Gothic literature, followed by a dramatic performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Night Tales at Fonthill Castle

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Fonthill Castle

Tower Tours

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Featured, Tour

During these hour-long tours, guests explore Henry Mercer’s home from basement to tower and learn more about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and illustrated prints. These special behind-the-scenes tours offer access to areas not seen on daily tours. Please note there are steep stairs and narrow, uneven passageways at this historic site. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to the 10:15 a.m. Tower Tour Purchase tickets to the 11:45 a.m. Tower Tour

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Fonthill Castle Escape Room

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Back by popular demand in partnership with the Doylestown Escape Room, this all-ages adventure includes a 30-minute special castle tour and 45-minute escape room experience.   Mystery and intrigue await all those who dare to enter Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room. The Scenario: As a young man traveling through Europe, Henry Mercer explored the ancient French castle Chateau de Tiffanges (that inspired the Bluebeard legend) and he brought back with him a mysterious key which has now gone missing. Fonthill has…

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Escape Room

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Back by popular demand in partnership with the Doylestown Escape Room, this all-ages adventure includes a 30-minute special castle tour and 45-minute escape room experience.   Mystery and intrigue await all those who dare to enter Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room. The Scenario: As a young man traveling through Europe, Henry Mercer explored the ancient French castle Chateau de Tiffanges (that inspired the Bluebeard legend) and he brought back with him a mysterious key which has now gone missing. Fonthill has…

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Escape Room

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Featured

Back by popular demand in partnership with the Doylestown Escape Room, this all-ages adventure includes a 30-minute special castle tour and 45-minute escape room experience.   Mystery and intrigue await all those who dare to enter Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room. The Scenario: As a young man traveling through Europe, Henry Mercer explored the ancient French castle Chateau de Tiffanges (that inspired the Bluebeard legend) and he brought back with him a mysterious key which has now gone missing. Fonthill has…

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Escape Room

Category:
Featured

Back by popular demand in partnership with the Doylestown Escape Room, this all-ages adventure includes a 30-minute special castle tour and 45-minute escape room experience.   Mystery and intrigue await all those who dare to enter Fonthill Castle’s Escape Room. The Scenario: As a young man traveling through Europe, Henry Mercer explored the ancient French castle Chateau de Tiffanges (that inspired the Bluebeard legend) and he brought back with him a mysterious key which has now gone missing. Fonthill has…

learn more
Fonthill Castle

Tower Tours

Category:
Featured, Tour

During these hour-long tours, guests explore Henry Mercer’s home from basement to tower and learn more about Mercer’s creative ideas through stories and illustrated prints. These special behind-the-scenes tours offer access to areas not seen on daily tours. Please note there are steep stairs and narrow, uneven passageways at this historic site. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to the 10:15 a.m. tour Purchase tickets to the 11:45 a.m. tour

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ROLLO'S FACTS

“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.
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