Did you know that there was a castle in Doylestown? Built in the early 20th century, Fonthill was the home of the eccentric Henry Chapman Mercer. This famed anthropologist, archeologist, and antiquarian built this "Castle for the New World" as his home and as a place to display his renowned collection of tiles and prints.
Today, the Fonthill is a museum for those who love architecture, textiles, and a bit of Pennsylvania history. Wander through the halls and rooms of this castle and see how Chapman lived. Textiles and tiles from all across the globe are showcased here, making for a beautiful castle visitors call simply amazing and magical. Be sure to take the tour! It’s entertaining and enlightening.
Fonthill Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.