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Fonthill

East Court Street & Highway 313, Doylestown, PA
215-348-9461
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Doylestown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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CHALFONT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

What an amazing building. Used to visit it when I was a kid.....and now as an adult. I never tire of seeing the home that Henry Mercer had built, and lived in. Beautiful place. Definitely a must see!

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Area)
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You've never seen anything like it. An American castle, but it is also a vertical maze. Words can't describe it, just go.

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doylestown
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Did the after hours flashlight tour. It was very well done. Informative and loved the back rooms and stories. Our guide made it fun for all ages.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Henry Mercer, owner and builder of Fonthill, must have been an extraordinary man in many ways. This home he built of concrete is beautiful in a very different way. The outside is impressive, but the inside is unlike anything I have ever seen. Wonderful docents, and I have been there many times, and had a different one each time, will... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

I loved this place. I've seen my share of castles and large homes, but this is the one I've enjoyed the most. Wear comfortable shoes, the floors are all concrete. Complaints? You can't take pictures, and the guided tours only last one hour. I will have to go back.

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Staten Island, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We highly reccomend a tour of Fonthill. Our tour guide clearly enjoyed his job, very knowledgeable and threw in some jokes. Fonthill is like no place I have ever seen before- a castle made entirely of concrete- fascinating architecturally and enchanting at the same time! Very interesting all around. Don't miss it!

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We always have a wonderful time when we go to Fonthill. They have a wide range of activities for both children and adults.

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Wallkill, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The tile king built himself a castle out of concrete and what he could find in what would pass today as a flea market and his own tiles and collections. An amazing place of nooks and small places, all filled with interesting stuff from floor to ceiling (including the ceilings). It's worth the price of admission. No looking on your... More

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Audubon, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Fonthill Castle is considered one of the top awe-inspiring American Castles. Built in the early 1900's and made of concrete, it is truly amazing. The docent led hour tour is great and the cost is $12.00 and there is no touring on your own in this castle you must be guided. Mercer built this as his home and a place... More

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washington dc
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

we went to the castle in between hockey games for a tournament in town, and it was the perfect break. snow everywhere, but there were radiators throughout (except for one cold room) and soooo much to see. this really rich guy, henry mercer, decided to build a castle 100 years ago. and he did it. just built rooms whereever he... More

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