Learn about the permanent exhibits at the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle that bring history to life.
Spend an end-of summer afternoon at Fonthill Castle for our Annual Beer Fest featuring high-quality drafts from local and regional breweries in a beautiful outdoor setting. Guests enjoy live music, light fare, and a commemorative beer-tasting glass. Guests must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid ID to attend. First Tap VIP Tickets Include: VIP Early Entry at 1:00 p.m. Exclusive Access to our VIP Lounge Access to Special, Limited Edition Beers Unlimited Beer Tastings Commemorative Beer-Tasting…learn more
Join us and The Craftery on Saturday, September 14 at the Mercer Museum for The Craftery Market from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This modern and unique market features over 50 vendors, including carefully-curated artisan, handmade items, antique & vintage finds, fresh flowers, original art and more! Enjoy food and live music while you shop. The Craftery Market is sponsored by Covenant Bank and entrance to the market is free!learn more
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. Buy Tickets to the Seasonal Grounds Tour of Fonthill Castlelearn more
Join Bucks County Historical Society collections staff for an evening exploring some of the most intriguing and “hidden” items in the Mercer Museum Library. Get an up-close look at a few of these treasures during a white glove portion of the event. Advanced tickets are highly recommended. Tickets are $10 General Admission/$5 Members and will go on sale by Friday, September 6, 2019.learn more
Discover Henry Mercer’s motivations and methods in establishing and assembling the museum’s collection in this special lecture by Vice President of Collections and Interpretation Cory Amsler. Tickets go on sale before Saturday, September 7, 2019.learn more
More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
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.
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.
There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
The Research Library of the Mercer Museum houses over 20,000 books, 2500 feet of county archives, over 12,000 images and more!
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.
Fonthill has over 200 windows all of varying sizes!
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