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Fonthill Castle

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Old Europe in Bucks County

There are a few places in Pennsylvania that remind me of old Europe - and one is Fonthill Castle... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sherryanne1499
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
Very Unusual House, Excellent Tour!

Fonthill Castle is a circa 1910 home and showplace of one Henry Mercer, who was an archaeologist... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SuzyQu15
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Brooklyn, New York
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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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East Court Street & Hwy 313, Doylestown, PA 18901
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed December 10, 2018

Absolutely loved it. I dragged my boyfriend here. He was reluctant to see it since he's from France and probably thought it must be some fake silly "castle" in PA. We both loved it and he was really impressed. It tells you something when a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing you visit to Fonthill Castle. We are so happy that you and your boyfriend found our castle to be impressive and that you found out tour to be informative and enjoyable! We hope to see you both again soon - perhaps...More

Reviewed December 2, 2018

Visited as part of Smithsonian Museum Day, so there were no guided tours, just very helpful and pleasant staff members in all the rooms. Pretty crowded and the third floor was not open (big disappointment, but understandable I guess). This is a really neat place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Frank P
MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Frank, Thank you for reviewing your visit to Fonthill Castle. We are so glad that you were able to see this historic home during our special program on Smithsonian Museum Day and that you found your visit to be informative and worth the trip!...More

Reviewed November 23, 2018

Thelife and home of Henry Mercer is so very interesting! His home is an amazing story with beautiful tiles. A must see!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Momtozac
MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Fonthill Castle. We are thrilled to hear that you found your visit to this historic home so interesting. We thank you for taking the time to write your review and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 13, 2018

I found out about Fonthill from Trip Advisor when looking for an interesting halfway place to stop on route to Camelback. Although I knew I wanted to spend my birthday in a castle, I wasn't sure how my 7 and 10-year-old would feel. As it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Carol, Thank you for reviewing your visit to Fonthill Castle. We're thrilled that you and your children enjoyed your time with us learning about Henry Mercer and his historic home, and we are glad that your children wanted to come back and visit us...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018

I found this gem searching things to do within an hour of my home for a day trip. Was not disappointed! Beautiful place and history! Been recommending it to everyone. Very friendly & knowledgeable staff. I will be going back at some point since we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Diane, Thank you for your review of Fonthill Castle. We are thrilled that you enjoyed learning about Henry Mercer and his historic home during you tour and we are honored that you have been recommending it to others. We are sorry to hear that you...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018

Not only is the setting beautiful... the house is such a "one of a kind" experience. We had the most informative and uplifting guide for the hour tour. He made the man behind the house come alive. We will return again in the future because...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KTrunz
MercerFonthillTeam, Public Relations Manager at Fonthill Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Fonthill Castle. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us learning about Henry Mercer and his historic home. We're thrilled that you found you tour guide to be so informative and uplifting -...More

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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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Smiles1220
July 3, 2017|
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Response from MercerFonthillTeam | Property representative |
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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bindin2016
November 29, 2016|
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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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