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Follow the industrial journey that took the United States from a nation perilously unprepared for war to a global superpower that led the Allies to victory in World War II in Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy at the Mercer Museum. This traveling exhibit from The National WWII Museum showcases inspiring stories of the Home Front’s production efforts through artifacts, photographs, oral histories, and interactive multimedia components. Accompanying this exhibit, the Mercer Museum will be displaying a sampling of its World War…

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Earth Day at Fonthill Castle

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Outdoors, Volunteer

Celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day by volunteering at Fonthill Castle for a morning of community clean-up in the Fonthill Woodlands. Help further Henry Mercer’s commitment to shared history and natural spaces. If you love plants, our partners at the Doylestown Nature Club will be conducting a plant exchange on our clean-up day. Bring a plant and take a plant! Donations for plants also warmly welcomed and all proceeds will go to the Fonthill Woodlands project. At noon, the…

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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 $15 Adults/$10 Member Adults; $8 Youth (6-17)/$5 Member Youth. Purchase tickets to the 10:15 a.m. Tower Tour Purchase tickets to the 11:45 a.m. Tower Tour

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Win a 2019 BMW X1 sDrive28i or $20,000, and support school field trip programs at the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle! Purchase a sweepstakes entry and enjoy celestial fun at the Mercer Legacy Drawing Party on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Fonthill Castle. Each entry purchase includes one admission ticket to the Legacy Drawing Party, where you can enjoy catered refreshments, entertainment and a live auction. One additional Legacy Drawing Party ticket may be purchased per entry to the sweepstakes. Each…

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High Flying Fun for Kids of All Ages! Join the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society at Fonthill Castle for this spectacular spring event! Learn to build and fly a kite with Clifford “The Kiteman” Quinn. Admission to the event is $5 per family, which includes a kite presentation by Mr. Quinn at 1:00  p.m. in Fonthill Castle’s tent. Bring your own kite to fly or reserve a kite to build and decorate at an additional $5 per kite! A…

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During World War II, more than one thousand women volunteers completed the WASP military pilot training program. They endured terrible Texas weather, snakes, spiders and scorpions, as well as the hostility of some male instructors.  Graduating WASPs piloted every kind of military aircraft, tested new and overhauled airplanes (some with defective parts or dangerous reputations), delivered more than 12,000 planes, and flew over 60,000,000 miles (sometimes towing targets that soldiers shot at with live ammunition!) Thirty-eight of them died serving their…

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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 $15 Adults/$10 Member Adults; $8 Youth (6-17)/$5 Member Youth. Purchase tickets to the 10:15 a.m. Tower Tour Purchase tickets to the 11:45 a.m. Tower Tour

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Join the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society for an entertaining and informative journey to historic Gettysburg, to explore Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Tickets are $85/$80 Friends of BCHS members. Tickets include round trip bus transportation, all admission fees, morning refreshments, and wine and refreshments on the return trip to Doylestown. Space is limited. To register please fill out the following form: June 8 Trip Registration – Gettysburg

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Enjoy an afternoon on the grounds of the Mercer Museum for a lively children’s story hour featuring reading, music and more.

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Learn how Bucks County farmland was transformed into the premier research and development center for the U.S. Navy, and the role it played in America’s space program with Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum President Mike Maguire. Tickets Available Soon!

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ROLLO'S FACTS

Henry Mercer was 51 when he began building the first of his three concrete structures, his home Fonthill, 1908-1910.
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