4 Unforgettable Ways to Experience Castles in Bucks County
Bucks County is home to not one, but four castles! Explore the architecture as you learn our history, sip some wine and even take home a souvenir!
1. The well-traveled town of Doylestown has three of Bucks County’s four castles, an impressive belt of historical attractions known as the Mercer Mile. Henry Mercer’s former home, Fonthill Castle includes 44 rooms, more than 6,000 books and 18 fireplaces! The eclectic mix of Gothic, Medieval and Byzantine architecture highlights an array of original handcrafted tiles on interior walls, floors and ceilings.
2. Six floors of history await at the Mercer Museum, which features 50,000 artifacts representing 60 early American trades, including a Conestoga wagon, horse-drawn carriages and an antique fire engine all suspended in the Central Court area.
3. A tile maker at heart, Mercer also built the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, a “working history” museum that produces handmade tiles and mosaics. Don’t forget to take one home from the gift shop!
4. Sand Castle Winery’s design, an actual castle, is based on a fortress in Bratislava. Taste European classics like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling in the structure nestled along the Delaware River!