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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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Eccentric Castle Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW 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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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Mr. Mercer has built a lasting legacy of early concrete construction and the art of ceramic tile art in this edifice.

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Canton, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I love castles and mansions of any type, and this was right up my alley. Talk about a custom home. We learned much about Henry Chapman Mercer, and were amazed by his creation of a home. Incredibly mazelike, with a story behind every room. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. So glad we made time for it!

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This amazing castle is made with poured concrete and wooden forms. The Owner/builder Mercer was also the architect. The poured concrete construction has a bit of surreal to it. It is huge with winding staircases, little doorways, varied room sizes and passages. The swan song is the historical and cultural artifacts that Mercer collected in his travels around the world.... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Always logo Tel king to find locations that are interesting to the whole family and this is exactly the place to visit. One visit is not enough and plan on visiting many times this summer with the kids and by myself. Tile history is great in addition to the tour of the house and grounds. Sounds like the 4th of... More 

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Barrington NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The tour of this castle was awesome- Our tour guide Bill is a treasure himself. Very interested in the history of the builder, the building and the grounds, Bill communicated his knowledge effectively and with humor. Very good speaker. Touring the castle with 44 rooms (you do not get to see them all) is an adventure!!! Decorative tiles that Henry... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Knowledgeable tour guides in a cement mansion built by Henry Mercer (a tile-maker). Layout and space for the home of that era is weird when compared to Ventfort hall or The Mount (Lenox, MA). The tiles are kitschy and for an odd taste. Unfortunately, I am not a fan of the style, but you can order some of the ceramic... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

How do you feel about mad, polymath geniuses? Fonthill Castle is the home of Henry Chapman Mercer. Mercer did more before breakfast than most of us will accomplish in a year! The Castle he designed and built is a delightful maze of off kilter rooms all encrusted with the extraordinary ceramics he designed and produced in his nearby factory and... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place was very unique with interesting architecture. Lots of different things to see. Just make a quick day trip for a few hours. The tiles are beautiful. Great for a quick outing.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My wife and I visited Fonthill castle in May 2015. We found it to be very entertaining and informative. The castle itself is huge and the tour guide is very entertaining! Although they don't allow photos in the interior you were allowed to take many pictures outside. The ticket price for the interior tour was $14 per adult but there... More 

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Address: 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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