Fonthill Woodlands Project

Fonthill Castle, and the land on which it sits, is a wonderful community treasure. This national historic landmark is a premier destination where people can explore art, history, and nature.

As a community, we have been entrusted to care for this extraordinary gift Henry Mercer left for all to enjoy, explore, and nurture.

The Fonthill Woodlands Project is an ongoing initiative to support and enhance the property’s historical, ecological, recreational, and cultural benefits.

As stewards of this special 66-acre site—and with the help of our community—we have cleared trails, removed fallen trees, enhanced garden beds, cleaned the reflection pond and installed new plantings around its perimeter, and removed all graffiti and spray paint on the Little House in the Woods.

Donations to benefit this important initiative sustain ongoing grounds work and care. Please donate today, and help us continue our commitment to this natural gem.


Volunteers play an essential role in the upkeep and care of our beloved woodlands.
Please help us maintain this local treasure by volunteering.

2022 Fonthill Woodlands Clean-Up Volunteer Dates:

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Saturday, August 13, 2022
Saturday, October 29, 2022

Volunteer for Fonthill Woodlands Clean-Up



There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces.
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•On Saturday, June 25th, 2022, the last tour at Fonthill Castle will be at 2pm due to a private event.
•On Tuesday, July 5th, 2022, Fonthill Castle will be closed to the public. The Mercer Museum will be open on July 5th.
• Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022, face coverings are optional at our two sites. Learn more about our Covid-19 policies.