Learn about the permanent exhibits at the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle that bring history to life.
Enjoy Fonthill Castle’s holiday decorations during our ground-floor open house. Sip hot cider and make your own holiday ornament. At the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, enjoy hot chocolate, holiday music and a visit with Santa.learn more
Delight in the sounds, scents and scenes of the holidays at the Mercer Museum’s traditional Holiday Open House featuring local musical performances, the burning of the greens and a visit with Santa in the Log House. Generously Sponsored by: The Friends of Bucks County Historical Societylearn more
The Research Library of the Mercer Museum houses over 20,000 books, 2500 feet of county archives, over 12,000 images and more!
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.
There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
All the concrete used to construct Fonthill (1908-1910) was mixed by hand!
In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
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.
The Mercer Museum and Fonthill annually welcome visitors from all 50 states.
Fonthill has over 200 windows all of varying sizes!
Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
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