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Fonthill Castle

East Court Street & Hwy 313, Doylestown, PA 18901
+1 215-348-9461
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One man's castle

A very unique castle who had this castle built, room by room. It reminds me of something out of... read more

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2intents2
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
Must see!

I love quirky places and this one certainly fits the bill! Our tour guide was excellent and gave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
talkslikeaduck
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Santa Clarita, California
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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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“henry mercer” (89 reviews)
“tile work” (21 reviews)
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East Court Street & Hwy 313, Doylestown, PA 18901
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"tile work"
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"make reservations"
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"unique home"
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"hour tour"
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"behind the scenes"
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"great tour"
in 13 reviews
"take photos"
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"poured concrete"
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"call ahead"
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"concrete castle"
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"no photography"
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"one of a kind"
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"next door"
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Reviewed yesterday

A very unique castle who had this castle built, room by room. It reminds me of something out of Harry Potter and is a fascinating guided tour (you will see why the guides herd the group from room to room). You only see half the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love quirky places and this one certainly fits the bill! Our tour guide was excellent and gave us a great bit of the history of this castle and the man who built it. Out of the ordinary stop definitely worth the effort to get...More

Thank talkslikeaduck
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

What a great place to visit to see local history in Doylestown, PA. The structure itself is set in an lovely area and the architecture is simply amazing and very unique.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

I have been to Fonthill many times. It is a unique castle built in the arts and crafts style. The docents are super knowledgable and fun. Highly recommend!

Thank John B
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Only about an hour from the Lehigh Valley, this is an understated attraction. I was researching day trips and fun things to do in PA on Pinterest when I found out about this place. We were so glad we came. The history behind the place...More

2  Thank vnhaas92
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This place is fabulous. Came on a day trip from NYC and haven't stopped talking about it since. I don't even like ceramics much as an aesthetic, yet this ceramic-encrusted, rambling place is now my dream home. Book a tour of the house, but be...More

Thank k f
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We've taken this tour four times now, and each time has been a treat -- one of our all-time favorite attractions. If you can, get the tour with Marcy, who is wonderfully knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Mercer built this fabulously eccentric and ingenious seven-story home out...More

Thank cranberries0928
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is the home Henry Mercer built for himself around the turn of the 20th century. It reminds me of a Hobbit home. Not in scale, but in earthy uniqueness. Henry Mercer was an heir in an influential family. He was an avid collector and...More

2  Thank Stephanie R
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Daytime or nighttime this is a great place to visit and the tours fun. Of course the history of the castle and how it made its life in Doylestown is amazing.

1  Thank cszostak
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A must see. You cannot view castle without paying for tour which is highly recommended. Learn about Henry Mercer and the home he built himself with using concrete and tiles. Incredible!!!!! There is restrooms on site. Price adults $15. I think kids were $8. Not...More

1  Thank TLynnwire
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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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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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