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Fonthill

East Court Street & Hwy 313, Doylestown, PA
+1 215-348-9461
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One of a kind historic chateau in Bucks County

A friend and I visited tile-maker Henry Mercer's concrete castle, Fonthill, on a Tuesday afternoon... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Star S
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Disappointing

I came to Doylestown in part because of Fonthill. Sounded like there was a lot to do in this small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SaminDC
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DC
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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East Court Street & Hwy 313, Doylestown, PA
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank navysandman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends on a rainy afternoon and had a blast!! This quirky old castle is a must see. No photography allowed inside butt on the terrace you can take photos. There are many stairs so those with mobility issues should steer clear. Narrow hallways,...More

Thank chewyemmy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 4 have lived in the relative area (within 1 hr) for over 25 yrs but have never visited this place. What a delightful surprise! Our tour guide Bill was a wonderful guide. A great hour spent in the doylestown area prior to...More

Thank donna282
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the Fonthill Castle and later the Mercer Museum. Both were fascinating and we loved hearing about Henry Mercer and his travels and collections. The tour gave us a wonderful glimpse into his life. The tile work throughout the castle was unbelievable! Our only...More

Thank cindyloufromwa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see that has tour guides that will fill you in on the history of the building and Henry Mercer. If you go in the summer, it can get hot as there is no air conditioning.

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It's the home of tile maker Henry Mercer. Located in Doylestown, PA. It's an amazing place to visit, they offer guided tours so you need to make a reservation. Go to the website for the times & prices.

Thank Jaye0721
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We first visited Fontill from southern Calif about 5-6 years ago, we returned at the end of our New York City and Craftsman Farms recent vacation; we love Fonthill, Henry Chapman Mercer was an amazing man, our docent was excellent, we loved seeing all of...More

Thank Allen H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

tour guide was amusing and very informative about the concerns of the time period, and how they were addressed. the structure is beautiful.

Thank Colleen G
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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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