I love history and historical places, and was surprised this was so close, I had to make the trip out there. Upon reaching the castle, I drove down the tree lined pathway which led you right to the castle. I'm sure in Spring time, this is gorgeous, but in winter, it looks very plain. I didn't have a reservation when... 更多
What an unusal find; quite an interesting place; reservations needed for the tour; it was winter with snow so we could not take advantage of the lovely walking trail along the grounds; unique concrete castle every room unique; Morvarian pottery everywhere mostly story tiles but many many historical tiles form Asia and Europe also; no photos inside; lots of stairs... 更多
This tour is definitely worth a trip diversion. It is one of the few museum visits you will leave saying you want to go back through again. Henry Mercer was an incredibly creative individual, and he expressed it throughout the 44-room, concrete "man-cave" castle he designed (self-taught) and built between 1908-1912. Each room is unique and is reached by a... 更多
If you like exploring castles that also was someone's home, you'll want to visit here. Henry Mercer loved making tiles and this place is loaded throughout the tour. He lived here through the turn of the century and was the architect for this home fortress. The tour guide was friendly and maybe a little nervous. In the cooler months, you... 更多
I love visiting Font Hill, the home of Henry Mercer. All concrete castle which was his home. The candle light tour at certain times of year is nice and it is also a great place for weddings. Very unusual with a beautiful rustic Doylestown setting.
We were looking for something for a pre Christmas date and found Fonthill, which was decorated for the season. It was a very interesting and intimate tour (just 4 people) of an unusual building and person. I wish i had studied a bit more about Henry Chapman Mercer, but learned as we went. The brocade tiles are amazing. Very enjoyable... 更多
Fonthill Castle deserves a two hour chunk of your time. Ask for Brian--he speaks from the heart. The history, the detail, the color, he added to our tour is worth this five star award. We are planning to return for the Behind The Scenes Tours in 2017.
Needed to do something different on our Christmas break - my wife came up with this. Excellent opportunity to see an eccentric's life exemplified in artifacts, both local and worldwide. Tour guide was great - friendly, well informed (an understatement) and it's all about the house and the man who built it. Fascinating design, and you learn something at every... 更多
The only way you can see inside the castle and some of the rooms is to take the one hour tour provided by one of the volunteers. We visited on a weekday and were lucky to arrive just when a tour was going to start. Typically we're not fans of guided tours, but since this was how we could see... 更多
An amazing place by an interesting person. The tour group was small (4) and our guide Brian was excellent. He gave lots of background on the man and the building, but not in a dry, boring manner, and in no way TMI. I would suggest that a tour here be done BEFORE heading to the Mercer museum to add to... 更多