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Fonthill

East Court Street & Hwy 313, Doylestown, PA
+1 215-348-9461
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Worth driving all day to see

The other reviews are full of great info and I have little detail to add, but I urge those... read more

Reviewed yesterday
714MartinR
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Delaware, Ohio
Wonderful home of Henry Mercer

A beautiful place to visit after you see Mercer Museum to learn more about the incredible home and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet M
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Doylestown, 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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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East Court Street & Hwy 313, Doylestown, PA
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Reviewed yesterday

The other reviews are full of great info and I have little detail to add, but I urge those considering a visit to Fonthill to be sure to make it a priority. Even during the week the tours can reach capacity, so be sure to...More

Thank 714MartinR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit after you see Mercer Museum to learn more about the incredible home and life of Henry Mercer. The winding rooms and tile are spectacular to see and the story of his life is truly inspiring.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you walk up to this unusual structure you feel the intelligence of its design. The brilliance of his mind comes through to his hands in celebrating trades of hard working men and women.

Thank barbzie444
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Fonthill castle recently . it was built by a renaissance man in 1908-1912, using cement blocks, concrete and lots of Moravian tiles which where insert upside down and backward to make the ceiling and arches properly show them. Each...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 3 October 2017

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 1 October 2017

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 28 September 2017 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 27 September 2017

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

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Smiles1220
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Bindi N
30 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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