Experience History,
the Story of Mercer

The Mercer Museum is a six-story reinforced concrete castle designed by Henry Mercer (1856-1930) and completed in 1916. Today, it is one of Bucks County’s premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian affiliate.

The museum complex features local and national traveling exhibits, as well as a core museum collection of over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools. This permanent collection offers visitors a unique window into pre-Industrial America through sixty different crafts and trades, and is one of the world’s most comprehensive portraits of pre-Industrial American material culture. The museum also features a research library that is a center for local history related to Bucks County and the surrounding region, with its roots dating back to the founding of the Bucks County Historical Society in 1880.

Come to Fontill

Built between 1908-1912, Fonthill Castle was the home of archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramist, scholar and antiquarian Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Mercer built Fonthill Castle as his home and as a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints.

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Visit Doylestown

Doylestown is a town built within antiquity and history. One of the oldest standing townships in all of Bucks County, Doylestown has an endless collection of shops, bars and events for all walks of people!

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Ticket Purchases

Interested in exploring some Pennsylvannia history? Stop by our humble slice of Bucks County and delve into the ancient relics of the past!

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Mercer Museum: 84 South Pine Street Doylestown, PA 18901

Fonthill Castle: East Court Street & Route 313 Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone Numbers

Mercer Museum: 215.345.0210

Fonthill Castle: 215-348-9461

Castle Hours

Monday – Sat: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sundays: Noon – 5:00 pm

Gallery & Exhibit Hours

Library Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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