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Fonthill Castle

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Handmade castle

Absolutely loved it. I dragged my boyfriend here. He was reluctant to see it since he's from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Narberth, Pennsylvania
What a kewl house

Visited as part of Smithsonian Museum Day, so there were no guided tours, just very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frank P
Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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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 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2  Thank Carol C
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
2  Thank Diane D
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
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

We took a tour of Fonthill Castle during the Christmas Holidays last year. It was an evening tour, took about an hour. Everything was decorated and tour was by candlelight. Wonderful old building, and so many rooms and cubbyholes to explore. Definitely worth the trip....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Yesterday my husband and I took a tour here. Just unbelievable seeing this beautiful and unusual castle that one man lived in. The tiles were interesting and our guide showed us how each one told a story about this mans life. Just walking and seeing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank retiredfrwork
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I moved to the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania about 4 months ago, and was looking for an interesting place to take a friend visiting me from out of state. I came across Fonthill Castle on Trip Adviser, and since Doylestown is only about 30 miles...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank maryanngnh
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Truly a must see castle. To hear and see the story of Henry Mercer is amazing. The detail and history behind the building of the castle is wonderful. Do make sure to make a reservation for the tour

Date of experience: August 2018
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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
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!
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