Guided Tour of Fonthill Castle for Two or Four in Doylestown (Up to 50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Guided tours open doors to national landmark as guests weave through history-packed home of architectural visionary, Henry Mercer

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Expires Oct 31st, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid until after 9/2/14. Expires 10/31/14. Reservation required. Only valid for regular tour, not valid for specialty tours. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A house says a lot about its owner, as evidenced by Galileo’s solar-system bed sheets and Lincoln’s vast collection of presidential action figures. Take a peek inside the mind of a historic figure with this Groupon.

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  • $12 for admission for 2 ($24 value)
  • $24 for admission for 4 ($48 value)

Fonthill Castle

At the turn of the 19th century, it became all too clear to historian and archaeologist Henry Mercer that handmade objects were being cast aside for machine-made things. He wanted to help preserve the pre-industrial way of life, and so he built a museum for his artifacts adjacent to his own home, Fonthill Castle. Today, Fonthill Castle is a National Historic Landmark and a museum in its own right, displaying handcrafted art both made by Mercer and collected by him during his world travels.

  • The Building: the concrete castle comprises 44 rooms, including 18 fireplaces and around 200 windows; its vastness earned it a feature on A&E's America's Castles
  • Crown Jewel: all through the castle, guests will find interior walls, floors, and ceilings adorned with Mercer's handcrafted tiles
  • Don't Miss: 14,000 of Mercer's collected artifacts, including tiles, prints, textiles, and back issues of So You Own A Castle magazine
  • Hidden Gem: in one hallway ceiling, Henry Mercer inscribed a thank-you note addressed directly to everyone who helped build his home—including a horse
  • Annual Events: in the summer, there's Fonthill Castle Beer Fest, where guests pair local beers with local foods; in the winter, the castle is decked out for the holidays in Victorian-era splendor
  • While You’re in the Neighborhood: tour Henry's labor of love, the Mercer Museum next door, which houses his collection of pre-Industrial Age handmade objects



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  • “This is a fantastic place to visit. So interesting that when we go back we will discover something different.”

  • “Well worth the trip and cost. Extraordinary house!”

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    Doylestown

    525 East Court Street

    Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

    215-348-9461

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