Hours & Admissions, Directions & Parking

On Thursday, August 19, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed Bucks County, PA as a county with “high transmission” of COVID-19. As such, CDC recommends that even fully vaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.

The Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, operated by the Bucks County Historical Society, follow CDC state and local COVID-19 guidelines.

Masks are recommended inside of the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle.


Fonthill Castle Hours

Open Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Monday.

The last tour of the day usually begins at 4:00 p.m. and is subject to change.
(Subject to change)


Fonthill Castle was the home and showplace of Henry Mercer.

Mercer completed Fonthill Castle in 1912. The castle serves as an early example of reinforced concrete architecture and features forty-four rooms, over two hundred windows and eighteen fireplaces. Fonthill Castle’s interior features Mercer’s renowned, handcrafted ceramic tiles designed at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Due to its historic nature, Fonthill Castle has limited accessibility with steep stairs and narrow, uneven passages throughout the site.


Fonthill Castle offers one-hour guided tours through a portion of Henry Mercer’s historic home.

Last-minute tickets are not guaranteed on the day of visit. Please book ahead to avoid disappointment.
 
How to Buy Tickets

Fonthill Castle Admission

Adults $15
Senior (65 and up) $13
Youth (6-17) $8
Ages 5 and under FREE

Credit cards are accepted for payment at both the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle.

Personal photography is permitted during tours. Commercial, wedding, or event photography permits available. Please contact dmiller@fonthillmuseum.org

Download the Fonthill Castle Grounds Walking Brochure for a self-guided tour of the Castle’s grounds.

Download the self-guided walking tour of notable trees in Fonthill arboretum and bird sanctuary.

ADMISSION DISCOUNTS:

 

Members and Member Guests:
Member: If you are a member, please book a “Member” ticket type.
Member Guest: If you have a “Member Guest Pass” ticket to redeem, please book a “Member” ticket type on our online platform and present your guest pass at museum check-in.

Admit One Pass:
If you have an Admit One Pass to redeem, please book a “Member” ticket type on our online platform and present your Admit One pass at museum check-in.

Library Membership Pass:
If you have a Library Membership Pass, please book a “Member” ticket type on our online platform and present your Library Membership Pass at museum check-in. These Membership Library passes are good for up to four people in a party (good for any combination of adults or children).  Use your own personal information, not the library’s name or address.

AAA:
$1 off adult ticket – AAA card required at check-in.
Discount code for online tickets is AAA.

Blue Star Families / Active Military:
Year-round free admission for active-duty military personnel and up to 5 family members – Active Military ID required at check-in.
Discount code for online tickets is MILITARY.

Local Teacher:
One free adult ticket for full-time teachers from PA, NJ and DE. – Valid School ID required at check-in.
Discount code for online tickets is TEACHER.

Veterans / Retired Military:
50% off an adult ticket for veterans or retired military.
Discount code for online tickets is VETERAN.
*Please select “adult” ticket type to receive this discount.

Accessibility

Fonthill Castle has very limited accessibility. Only three rooms on the first floor can be accessed by wheelchair. However, a special ground floor tour may be arranged if reservations are made ahead of time.

Service animals are permitted at the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle in accordance with ADA guidelines. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide is directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA. 

Unaccompanied Children

Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older). Teenagers 13-17 may visit without an adult but are not permitted to supervise children 12 and younger.

Directions & Parking

Fonthill has an on-site parking lot and is located 1 mile from the Mercer Museum
GPS address is 525 East Court Street

Click here for directions using Google Maps

Please feel free to email us at info@mercermuseum.org with any questions. We are here to help! 

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.
Rollo's Fact 7

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Please note that Fonthill Castle will close early on Friday, October 1, & Saturday, October 2 for private events. On both days the last tour will take place at 2pm. Please see our mask recommendations here.
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