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Address: East Court Street & Highway 313, Doylestown, PA
Phone Number: 215-348-9461
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Once the home of Henry Mercer (1856-1930,) this concrete castle boasts 44...
Once the home of Henry Mercer (1856-1930,) this concrete castle boasts 44 rooms with interior walls, floors and ceilings adorned with a dazzling array of the artist’s original handcrafted tiles.
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Crazy is amazing!

Sometimes the quirkiest folks create the most fascinating treasures. This is one of those cases. I can assure you that you have not seen anything like this before. Best to make a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Sometimes the quirkiest folks create the most fascinating treasures. This is one of those cases. I can assure you that you have not seen anything like this before. Best to make a reservation. It can get very hot in the house during the summer, so spring or fall is likely the better choice. It isn't the easiest house to move... More 

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Rochester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect of Fonthill but could tell it was going to be good as soon as our guide, Joe, started talking. His enthusiasm for the home and Mr. Mercer really just made history come alive. Fonthill is just down the road from the Moravian tile works so, if you plan to get here early enough and... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This place is amazing. We've been there several times because we had to go back and bring friends and then we took our relatives who came in from out of town. We had a different guide each time and they are all very informative. Ask about various tours that they have including a behind the scenes tour and a night-time... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

....Henry Chapman's all cement castle from early in last century. Reserved tours....allow about 1 1/2 hours for the guided tour and a bit of wandering around. Visit his Moravian Tile Works just on the other side of the parking lot after the visit to his domicile.

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silver spring, md
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We came to Fonthill based on it's TripAdvisor ranking as the #1 attraction in the Doylestown area and it made our trip very memorable! The website for this castle is not very good at helping one envision what one will actually experience once inside - which may not be a bad thing. Henry Mercer's essence, passions, and personality saturates this... More 

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Bucks County, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visionary Henry Mercer's home of poured concrete and found objects is distinctive, to say the least. As with the Mercer Museum, there are many levels and steps and rooms. Quite a unique place with a vaguely castle-like air, it is available for children's parties (book in advance-it is wildly popular).

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Interesting tour of local castle. Closed Mondays. Convenient to Joseph Ambler Inn and restaurants in Doylestown. Easy parking

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very interesting place to visit, either with kids or without. The grounds are beautiful as well & you can get some great photos. This is a unique landmark in the area.

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Brunswick, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We absolutely loved Fonthill. Our guide (Joe, I think -- we came a bit late to the tour) was so informative and obviously had a real love for the place. He answered every question in interesting detail and was so nice to our 11 year old daughter that this ended up being her favorite place on our vacation which included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

A great compliment to our trip to New Hope, PA. A short, skip and a jump of a drive. This tour has the best of all worlds. First...A guided tour...I know I'm not alone when I say I love all historic tours, but it's getting harder and harder to find tours with a human tour guide. Second...Man of the hour... More 

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Additional Information about Fonthill

Address: East Court Street & Highway 313, Doylestown, PA
Phone Number: 215-348-9461
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Doylestown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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