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Address: East Court Street & Highway 313, Doylestown, PA
Phone Number: 215-348-9461
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Fascinating place

Fascinating place although it is a bummer that you cannot take pictures inside. Expect it is cold tour in the winter (we did Mercer Museum in winter and cold came right through... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fascinating place although it is a bummer that you cannot take pictures inside. Expect it is cold tour in the winter (we did Mercer Museum in winter and cold came right through shoes)

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philadelphia, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Exquisite "New World" Castle built entirely from hand mixed concrete! Mercer's handcrafted tiles adorn the interior walls, floors, and ceilings. There are one of a kind, customized architectural features designed by Mercer himself. It's a place where (if it were allowed) you could wander from room to room and discover something never seen before. Some landings have as many as... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were hosting out of towne guests and they came across this beautiful place! I never knew it existed. What a wonderful day trip in the hills of Doylestown. The guided tour was well worth the fee, in my opinion!

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Woodbury, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Castle made with tiles and cement build by Henry Chapman Mercer ! This castle is a must see. And checkout museum. My 7 years old granddaughter also enjoyed the castle

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New City, United States
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stumbled upon Fonhill during a trip to the area and were so glad we did. A beautiful, unique historic home. Made of poured cement and studded with beautiful tile from the tile works next door, this was a fascinating house, with barely a right angle anywhere and twists, turns and stairways to no where.

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Middletown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This historic site is quirky rather than beautiful; interesting but a little over-priced for the tour

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new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This concrete castle was designed by and was the home of Henry Mercer. The guided 60 minute tour is quite good but only takes you to about half the rooms in the house. Other tours are available at certain times of the year that give you access to the other rooms. The house is full of interesting art, artifacts, winding... More 

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new york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This castle and its history is very cool! The use of Moravian tiles throughout the castle are amazing. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and made for a very interesting tour. I would highly recommend taking this tour if you are into history. However, I would not recommend taking the tour on a hot, 90 degree day, which is when... More 

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Lakeport, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I am not one to go on tours. I like to research places and explore on my own, but this tour was excellent and I highly recommend it. This place requires more time than the hour tour allows, so much detail and aspects to check out and absorb. Mercer was a very interesting fella and this place displays all his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Some of the tour was a bit drawn out for our kids (6 year old twins and an 11 year old) but they were amazed as we entered each room. Informative tour and an overall amazing place. Well worth a visit!

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