A Ziptrip to Doylestown, PA: Magnificent castles, specialty shops, exceptional dining and one-of-a-kind pieces of American history

A Ziptrip to Doylestown, PA: Magnificent castles, specialty shops, exceptional dining and one-of-a-kind pieces of American history

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Mercer Museum,  Doylestown, Pennsylvania. A weekend trip I would like to take my kids on, even if two are practically adults.

Mercer Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. A weekend trip I would like to take my kids on, even if two are practically adults.

Fonthill Castle or Home is located right in the heart of Doylestown, Pennsylvania in Fonthill Park at 525 East Court Street. Fonthill was built by tile maker and archeologist Henry Chapman Mercer in 1912 as his home and he filled Fonthill with artifacts he collected from around the world. Today Fonthill Castle or Home is a museum open to the public.

Fonthill Castle or Home is located right in the heart of Doylestown, Pennsylvania in Fonthill Park at 525 East Court Street. Fonthill was built by tile maker and archeologist Henry Chapman Mercer in 1912 as his home and he filled Fonthill with artifacts he collected from around the world. Today Fonthill Castle or Home is a museum open to the public.

James Michener Museum is a wonderful family day trip from Philadelphia. http://www.trekaroo.com/activities/james-a-michener-art-museum-doylestown-pennsylvania?r_id=51490

James Michener Museum is a wonderful family day trip from Philadelphia. http://www.trekaroo.com/activities/james-a-michener-art-museum-doylestown-pennsylvania?r_id=51490

Location: Doylestown, Pennsylvania  History: Henry Chapman Mercer, an Archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramist, scholar and antiquarian, built Fonthill Castle from 1908-1912 as a home and a museum for his collection of tiles and prints, mostly famously the Moravian tiles. The castle is a mix of Medieval, Gothic and Byzantine architectural styles. It's twin site, the Mercer Museum, also houses Mercer's collection.  Visit: Both Fonthill Castle and the Mercer Museum are open for visiting daily.

Location: Doylestown, Pennsylvania History: Henry Chapman Mercer, an Archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramist, scholar and antiquarian, built Fonthill Castle from 1908-1912 as a home and a museum for his collection of tiles and prints, mostly famously the Moravian tiles. The castle is a mix of Medieval, Gothic and Byzantine architectural styles. It's twin site, the Mercer Museum, also houses Mercer's collection. Visit: Both Fonthill Castle and the Mercer Museum are open for visiting daily.

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