There are 3 Great Options for
Visiting Fonthill Castle for the Holidays

1) Fonthill Castle Daily Tours

November 30 – December 3, 2021
December 7 – December 10, 2021
December 14 – December 17, 2021
December 21 – December 23, 2021
December 26, 2021
December 28 – December 30, 2021

$15 Adults/Free BCHS Members/$13 Senior (65 and up)/$10 Student/ $8 Youth (6-17)/Free Ages 5 and under

Throughout the holiday season, our daily one-hour guided tours of historic Fonthill Castle showcase Henry Mercer’s home decked out for the holidays while sharing the history of Mercer and the construction of this unbelievable property.

Fonthill Castle’s interior features Mercer’s renowned, handcrafted ceramic tiles designed at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement, and the castle serves as an early example of reinforced concrete architecture with forty-four rooms, two hundred windows, and eighteen fireplaces.

Fonthill Castle is closed:

  • Thursday, November 25, 2021 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Saturday, December 25, 2021 (Christmas Day)
  • Saturday, January 1, 2022 (New Year’s Day)
  • Sunday, January 2, 2022

Fonthill Castle will be closed from Monday, January 3, 2022, through Friday, January 7, 2022, to remove holiday decorations. Fonthill Castle will reopen Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Tickets for Fonthill Castle Daily Tours

* Please Note: You can search for additional dates and times by clicking “Other Dates” and “Other Times” within the ticketing platform. 


2) Holiday Lights Meander: 30-Minute “On Your Own” Timed Holiday Experience

Saturdays & Sundays:
December 4 & December 5, 2021
December 11 & December 12, 2021
December 18 & December 19, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
30-minute timed entry slots, every 10 minutes
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Special Dates & Times:
Friday, December 24, 2021 (Christmas Eve)
Friday, December 31, 2021 (New Year’s Eve)

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
30-minute timed entry slots, every 10 minutes

$25 Adults/$20 Member Adults/$10 Youth (6-17)/$5 Child (5 and under)

Explore the special 2021 Holiday Lights Meander route with your loved ones and spend 30 minutes gazing at the splendor of the holiday decorations of historic Fonthill Castle on your own. Our knowledgeable tour guides will be available along the holiday route to answer your questions and make this a seasonal experience to remember for the whole family.

 

Tickets for Holiday Lights Meander

* Please Note: You can search for additional dates and times by clicking “Other Dates” and “Other Times” within the ticketing platform. 


3) Fonthill Castle Evening Tours
Tuesdays & Wednesdays:
December 7 & December 8, 2021
December 28 & December 29, 2021

Tour times begin at 5:00 p.m.
Last tour is at 6:45 p.m.

$25 Adults/$20 Member Adults/$10 Youth (6-17)/
$5 Child (5 and under)

Delight in the splendor of a guided historic evening tour at Fonthill Castle decked out for the holidays. Fonthill Castle was the home of Henry Chapman Mercer and an early example of reinforced concrete architecture. Discover Mercer’s renowned ceramic tiles during these intimate 45-minute guided historic tours of the castle’s unique rooms and artifacts.

 

Tickets for Evening Tours

* Please Note: You can search for additional dates and times by clicking “Other Dates” and “Other Times” within the ticketing platform. 


For all holiday events:

Please note there are steep stairs and narrow, uneven passageways on tours of Fonthill Castle.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your start time. Late arrivals may not be accommodated.

Advanced tickets are highly recommended as these holiday events sell out every year.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for a new date or time.

Holidays at Fonthill Castle has been sponsored by: 

 

                   

 

ROLLO'S FACTS

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.
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