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Fonthill Castle

SOLD OUT – 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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Mercer Museum

Treasures from the Library Vault

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Featured, Library

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 non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Treasures from the Library Vault

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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 are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to “Original, Alone & Unique:” The Mercer Museum Collection

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During this lecture, featured metalsmith Nash Quinn will discuss the Mercer Museum’s collection of firearms from the perspective of a craft artist, including the historical significance of the collection and how those artifacts became the inspiration for his piece in the exhibit, Forging a Link: Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Purchase tickets to Gunfire to Guinea Feathers: Interpreting the Mercer Museum’s Firearms Collection

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Fonthill Castle

SOLD OUT – 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…

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Mercer Museum

Gingerbread in the Log House

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Family, Featured, Food Program

Join food historian Susan Plaisted in the Mercer Museum’s Log House for a family-friendly drop-in program. Learn how gingerbread evolved from a mixture of ginger and breadcrumbs to its present day form, including the cut-out gingerbread man. Savor gingerbread samples and enjoy the tastes of the holidays. Please note: This is an outdoor program, please dress warmly. 

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Fonthill Castle

SOLD OUT – 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…

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Join cartoonists from the National Cartoonists Society at this drop-in afternoon event celebrating the new Pigskin Peanuts exhibit and see how cartoons are drawn and leave with a token drawing of your very own.

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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. tour Purchase tickets to the 11:45 a.m. tour

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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.

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