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Fonthill

East Court Street & Hwy 313, Doylestown, PA
+1 215-348-9461
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Quirky, interesting, one of a kind

A must. The tour guides are terrific. Henry Mercer was a legend of sorts. An innovator. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer R
via mobile
Local treasure

I can't believe I have lived less than an hour away and had never visited this place before. So... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sschaf4
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West Chester, PA
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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East Court Street & Hwy 313, Doylestown, PA
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+1 215-348-9461
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must. The tour guides are terrific. Henry Mercer was a legend of sorts. An innovator. The history, art and stories of his life were great. I live collecting his tiles...each time I visit.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can't believe I have lived less than an hour away and had never visited this place before. So fascinating and so much to see. You could tour a dozen times and still see something new. Guided tour is required and is very informative. Short...More

Thank sschaf4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you live in Bucks County and haven’t visited the Fonthill Mansion shame on you. There’s probably no other place like it. We had friends visiting from Florida and decided,since we had never visited it, that we would take them . It was fabulous. The...More

Thank Hperotti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fonthill The home of Henry Mercer. The house can only be seen via tour. Fascinating castle made of concrete with a lot of his georgeous tile work around the fireplaces, on the walls - even on the ceiling. The castle served as Mercer's original tile...More

Thank JerseyJosie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the tour and insight from the tour guides. The construction, materials, and design of this house were ahead of its time. I particularly enjoyed the collection of tiles and antiquities. This and the related Mercer museum were well worth seeing and viewing.

Thank JetsMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, I had never even heard of this place but as my family and I were visiting my aunt, who lives nearby, she suggested we go do this. She had been many times so she would have been plenty informative on her own, but you...More

1  Thank Goophygirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a hopeless romantic, I had to see Fonthill castle. The exterior is visually stunning. Apparently it's also a wedding venue (I didn't know that before). We were lucky to go on the day when photography inside the castle was allowed. The castle was actually...More

1  Thank yucca_agave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I visited tile-maker Henry Mercer's concrete castle, Fonthill, on a Tuesday afternoon and there were only 4 of us in the tour group. Our guide was a font of facts himself, and I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the interior rooms and hearing the...More

Thank Star S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I came to Doylestown in part because of Fonthill. Sounded like there was a lot to do in this small town (I still recommend the Michener art museum). The place is meant to resemble a medieval castle, apparently. Which means it's dark, low ceilings, and...More

1  Thank SaminDC
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I was impressed with my tour of Henry Mercer's home. The guide was able to explain the history of each room as well as the construction techniques Mercer used. The Moravian Tile Works is a short walk away.

1  Thank navysandman
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Smiles1220
4 July 2017|
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Bindi N
29 November 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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Heather B
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Response from Cindy O | Reviewed this property |
yes you can walk the grounds without joining a tour. each season brings a different landscape to enjoy while strolling. have a great time. henry is smiling down.
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