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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Escape Room

Category:
Adult, Tour

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.  Working with Doylestown Escape Room, Fonthill has transformed a little known room at the top of the castle’s tower, into a whirlwind physical adventure game and the only way to solve the mystery is for groups to work…

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Escape Room

Category:
Adult, Tour

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.  Working with Doylestown Escape Room, Fonthill has transformed a little known room at the top of the castle’s tower, into a whirlwind physical adventure game and the only way to solve the mystery is for groups to work…

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Fonthill Castle

Fonthill Castle Escape Room

Category:
Adult, Tour

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.  Working with Doylestown Escape Room, Fonthill has transformed a little known room at the top of the castle’s tower, into a whirlwind physical adventure game and the only way to solve the mystery is for groups to work…

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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

Fonthill Castle Escape Room

Category:
Adult, Youth

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.  Working with Doylestown Escape Room, Fonthill has transformed a little known room at the top of the castle’s tower, into a whirlwind physical adventure game and the only way to solve the mystery is for groups to work…

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Purchase an entry in the Mercer Legacy Sweepstakes and you’ll have the chance to win one of three great prizes: 1st Prize: A 2018 BMW from Thompson BMW or $20,000 2nd Prize: $1,000 courtesy of Monument Bank 3rd Prize: $500 Gift Card courtesy of Bucks Country Garden Plus, you are supporting school field trip programming at the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, annually providing more than 8,000 schoolchildren with opportunities to experience Mercer’s Castles, Log House Life, Simple Machines, Frontier…

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Mercer Museum

Racing: A Need for Speed

Category:
Adult, Exhibits, Featured, Youth

As participants and spectators, Americans love racing.  We race to compete and win, to improve ourselves, and master our machines, to find community with others and simply for fun, thrills and the love of spectacle. Explore the colorful history of racing in Bucks County, PA and the Delaware Valley from the footraces of early Native Americans and colonists to the horse tracks and fairgrounds of the 1800’s, to the auto speedways and bicycle velodromes of the 20th century.  Objects on…

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Fonthill Castle

Morning Photography at Fonthill

Category:
Adult, Tour

Take this unique opportunity to photograph inside Henry Mercer’s fascinating castle home! Participants will be able to take pictures along the regular tour route before the museum opens to the public. $125/$100 members.   Purchase tickets below or call 215-348-9461. Get Tickets

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Join the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society for their quarterly program, featuring Carol Simon Levin’s first-person portrayal of the remarkable Emily Roebling, who helped supervise much of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge.  Dessert is followed by a short business meeting and the featured program.  Free but donations received will be used to support future programs  

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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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ROLLO'S FACTS

In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
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