spectacular home of Henry Mercer, Fonthill
is a grand castle built entirely of hand-mixed
concrete. It has 44 rooms, 18 fireplaces,
32 stairwells and more than 200 windows
of every size and shape. The lavishly
embellished interior surfaces show an
incredible array of Mercer's original
decorative tiles. Well worth the trip-even
for the second or third time. Mon-Sat
10-5, Sun 12-5 Right next door find the:
Tile Works (Doylestown)
A working history museum and National
Historic Landmark, the building itself
reflects the Spanish influence on mission
architecture. See Mercer tiles being produced
by original methods. Self-guided tours.
Unique and fascinating. Daily 10-4:45pm.
In this incredible tower-like castle,
you'll find dramatic displays of the furnishings,
folk art and implements of early America.
The striking building, 7 stories tall
and constructed entirely of reinforced
concrete, is a National Historic Landmark.
(It would also make a great set for a
Frankenstein movie!) Mon-Sat 10-5, Tues
10-9, Sun 12-5.
Michener Museum (Doylestown and
A wonderful small art museum. Works
by Pennsylvania impressionists, 19th and
20th century art, sculpture, as well as
changing exhibitions. Tues-Fri 10-4:30,
Sat & Sun 10-5.
Home of the Great American Railway,
Doll Museum and Art Gallery. A spectacular
adventure on this one mile in-door tour
in a miniature world. Up to 100 trains
run daily, 8 miles of track are just the
beginning. Also includes a 94-room dollhouse
S Buck House (Perkasie, PA, near Doylestown)
of the most beautiful day trips you can
take", according to Philadelphia Magazine.
The wonderful 1835 stone farmhouse where
the Pulitzer and Nobel prize winning novelist
and humanitarian lived with her family
for 38 years. Tues-Sat 11-2.