Built at the start of the 20th century, Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, Pennsylvania was the home of polymath Henry Chapman Mercer – an archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramist, scholar and antiquarian.
The forty-four room property was built to showcase Mercer's collection of tiles and prints. Constructed with reinforced concrete, the castle boasts over two hundred windows (!) and is open to the public for guided tours (tours last approximately one hour).
Visitors to Fonthill Castle should make time to visit the Mercer Museum – another castle-like mansion designed by Mercer, just one mile away. Also built with reinforced concrete, the imposing, six-storey building is a premier cultural attraction in the region and home to a collection of over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools – many of which are impressively displayed as if floating in the castle's central court.
Fonthill Castle, East Court Street & Route 313
Doylestown, PA 18901
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