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Fonthill Castle

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Unique and Amazing

I've been on a number of tours of houses and mansions, and this "castle" is almost certainly the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
swearengen
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NJ
Wow! Fascinating tour!

Took a fascinating tour of Fonthill Castle in Doylestown- 110 years old, 44 rooms, entire thing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
k2j2neis
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been on a number of tours of houses and mansions, and this "castle" is almost certainly the most unique I've seen. Henry Mercer had quite the imagination, and he pulled off an amazing feat by building this. Really enjoyed the tour.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank swearengen
MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of Fonthill Castle. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed touring Henry Mercer's historic home. We agree that Fonthill is a unique castle and we are certainly thankful to Henry Mercer's imagination for bringing it to us! Thanks...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took a fascinating tour of Fonthill Castle in Doylestown- 110 years old, 44 rooms, entire thing made of poured concrete and embellished with Moravian tile- all the work of eccentric, wealthy genius Henry Mercer. Well worth a visit. Our tour was with Stephanie- she’s so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank k2j2neis
MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for review of Fonthill Castle. We love to hear that your guided tour enhanced your experience in learning about Henry Mercer's historic home. We will be sure to pass along the compliment to Stephanie - as our knowledgeable staff are truly the ones...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Just visited Fonthill Castle. It is close to the medieval castles like found in Europe, only this one also shows beautiful tile work. They give wonderful guided tours. All my and others in the group I was with were answered. It is a wonderful look...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Ralph, Thank you for your review on Fonthill Castle. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your guided tour through Henry Mercer's home and that you found the castle's tile work to be beautiful - we couldn't agree more! Thank you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally I'm not one for guided tours, but this was an exception! The castle contains 44 rooms all laid out in a mazelike fashion so it was nice to be guided through the castle by someone who knew what they were doing. We went in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank car0344
MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review on Fonthill Castle. We are so glad that our guided tour was an exception for you, and that you enjoyed learning about Henry Mercer and his beautiful historic home during your tour. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, what a one of a kind place to see! Decorating with tiles created by Henry Mercer and tiles he collected from around the world from different eras, Mercer built this visionary home and left it for the public to enjoy for many years after...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AMANewJersey
MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Fonthill Castle. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed touring Henry Mercer's breathtaking home. His tile work and collections throughout the castle is certainly mind-blowing! Thank you again for your review and we hope you visit...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wonder what was going through Henry Mercer’s head when he created the Fonthill Castle. Don’t get me wrong it’s a work of art but I think he may have been a little bit mad in my opinion. He was a very well rounded man...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Fonthill Castle. We are so glad to hear that you had a great tour of Henry Mercer's historic home. We do agree that Mercer had have quite a unique brain - but we are certainly thankful for it!...More

Reviewed January 15, 2019

There are a few places in Pennsylvania that remind me of old Europe - and one is Fonthill Castle. Aside from the obvious architecture, the story of the castle is pretty cool. The artistry is beautiful. One of the amazing tours for children and adults...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Fonthill Castle. We love to hear how much you enjoyed your tour of Henry Mercer's historic home and that you found the tour to be entertaining for all ages. We hope you visit us again soon!

Reviewed January 8, 2019

Fonthill Castle is a circa 1910 home and showplace of one Henry Mercer, who was an archaeologist who built the house to exhibit his extensive collection of ceramic tiles, among other antiques. The architecture is amazing, a combination of many styles, and built of concrete,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of Fonthill Castle. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your tour of Henry Mercer's historic home. Additionally, we are glad you were able to be a part of our special holiday-themed tours of the castle - as...More

Reviewed December 28, 2018

This was our second visit to the Fonthill Castle. We talked about it so much after our first visit, we could not wait to visit it again. The house is filled with odd shaped rooms and Mosaic tiles. It is extremely unique. The guided tours...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review of Fonthill Castle. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your first visit so much that you had to come back again! We agree - Fonthill Castle is definitely a unique historic home filled with Henry Mercer's breathtaking...More

Reviewed December 18, 2018

this is a great tourist site - very quirky and unusual. It always makes me think that there's a lot more to this story than what I am seeing - - and there is a lot to see.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank js10018
MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Fonthill Castle. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us learning about Henry Mercer and his historic home. We hope to see you again soon!

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nala8391
August 14, 2018|
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Response from MercerFonthillTeam | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. 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. We... More
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July 3, 2017|
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Thank you for your question on Fonthill Castle. We allow service dogs in our museums with proper identification. I hope this helps and we look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Response from Leesa S | Reviewed this property |
The Fonthill Castle tour is 1 hour and reservations are required. Plan to arrive about 10 minutes early to check in and pay for your tour. The Moravian pottery and Tike Works is on the same grounds as Fonthill and they do... More
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