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Fonthill Castle

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Amazing Experience!

I found out about Fonthill from Trip Advisor when looking for an interesting halfway place to stop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol C
Awesome Place

I found this gem searching things to do within an hour of my home for a day trip. Was not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diane D
Boyertown, 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.
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East Court Street & Hwy 313, Doylestown, PA 18901
+1 215-348-9461
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Reviewed 1 week 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

2  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Diane D
Reviewed 15 October 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

Thank KTrunz
Reviewed 8 October 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

Thank ginmc70
Reviewed 7 October 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

Thank retiredfrwork
Reviewed 4 October 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

1  Thank maryanngnh
Reviewed 23 September 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

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 18 September 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

1  Thank Pat D
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Very interesting tour of this fascinating building. Henry Mercer built this as his dream home; he must have had some strange dreams. Very friendly and helpful staff. Much more interesting that the Mercer Museum.

Thank Stradlad
Reviewed 6 September 2018

First class attraction that has not been over developed. Such an unusual place. A testament to one individual's quirkiness and determination.

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15 August 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
4 July 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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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