Hours & Admission, Directions & Parking

Mercer Museum & Gift Shop Hours

Monday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
(Close at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve)

Library Hours
Tuesday and Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mercer Museum & Library Admission

Members FREE
Adult $15
Senior (65 and up) $13
Youth (6-17) $8
5 and under FREE
Mercer Experience Ticket (Admission to both Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle) Adult $26, Youth $15

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

Purchase admission in person at the Mercer Museum Front Desk.  See the Kids’ Activities page to download materials prior to your visit.

Admission Discounts

$1 off adult Mercer Museum Admission

Active Military 
Year-round free admission for active-duty military personnel and their families.


The original Mercer Museum is partially handicapped accessible (approximately 65%) by elevator. The new wing, which includes the changing Exhibition Gallery and Learning Center, is fully accessible including restrooms. Additional educational program areas are or can be fully accessible. Fonthill Castle has limited accessibility, however, a ground floor tour may be arranged. Please notify us when you make your reservation if your group includes individuals with special needs.

Please note that the historic castle portion of the Mercer Museum is not climate controlled and may experience fluctuations in both temperature and humidity depending on external weather conditions.

The main lobby and changing exhibit gallery at the Mercer Museum are climate controlled.

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

The Mercer Museum has a free parking lot in front the building and  is located in historic Doylestown, PA, approximately 45 minutes north of Philadelphia.  The GPS address is: Pine Street & Scout Way.

Click here for directions using Google Maps.

Group Visits


There are 44 rooms in Fonthill including 10 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms and 18 fireplaces. Completed in 1910 Fonthill boasted modern conveniences- 2 dumbwaiters, an Otis elevator, an intercom buzzer system and phones to communicate within the house.

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Please see our COVID-19 Update Page:mercermuseum.org/covid19