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

Visiting Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is like transporting yourself to a European castle. Find out more about my visit by clicking this link.

Visiting Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is like transporting yourself to a European castle. Find out more about my visit by clicking this link.

At the Mercer Museum, a concrete castle built by renowned tile-maker Henry Mercer in the early 20th century. He built the castle to house his enormous collection of early American tools and everyday objects to educate future generations of life before the Industrial revolution. In Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

At the Mercer Museum, a concrete castle built by renowned tile-maker Henry Mercer in the early 20th century. He built the castle to house his enormous collection of early American tools and everyday objects to educate future generations of life before the Industrial revolution. In Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Mercer Museum, Doylestown PA one of three buildings that form the legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer, an eccentric historian, architect, anthropologist and archaeologist devoted to tile making. The four-story museum houses Mercer’s collection of tools, representing more than 60 crafts and 50,000 objects created before the age of steam.

Mercer Museum, Doylestown PA one of three buildings that form the legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer, an eccentric historian, architect, anthropologist and archaeologist devoted to tile making. The four-story museum houses Mercer’s collection of tools, representing more than 60 crafts and 50,000 objects created before the age of steam.

Fonthill, built between 1908 and 1910, is a testament to Henry  Mercer's vivid imagination. He designed it, "room by room, from  the interior, the exterior not being considered until all the rooms  had been imagined and sketched," Mercer wrote. The result was  spectacular. The structure is distinctly etched in the historically  significant architecture of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and the  collective memory of generations of visitors.

Fonthill, built between 1908 and 1910, is a testament to Henry Mercer's vivid imagination. He designed it, "room by room, from the interior, the exterior not being considered until all the rooms had been imagined and sketched," Mercer wrote. The result was spectacular. The structure is distinctly etched in the historically significant architecture of Doylestown, Pennsylvania and the collective memory of generations of visitors.

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