Bucks County
Fonthill Castle Exterior

6 Unforgettable Ways to Experience Castles in Bucks County

Bucks County is home to not one, but five castles, with a sixth castle just steps from Bucks County! Explore the architecture as you learn the history, sip some wine and even take home a souvenir! 

  • Fonthill

The well-traveled town of Doylestown has three of Bucks County’s five castles and an impressive belt of historical attractions known as the Mercer MileHenry Chapman 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. Stop in during November and December for their Holiday Lights Meander and Decor Tours!

2. Mercer Museum

  • Mercer Museum

Six floors of history await you at the Mercer Museum, which features 40,000 artifacts on display from the Industrial Revolution. View a Conestoga wagon, horse-drawn carriages, and an antique fire engine all suspended from the ceiling. Public tours are available Tuesday - Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Make reservations on their website.

3. Sand Castle Winery

  • Sand Castle Winery

Sand Castle Winery’s design is based on a fortress in Bratislava, the native country of the vineyard's owners. Here you can taste European classics like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling in the beach-like structure nestled alongside the breathtaking Delaware River! Come in for a private wine tasting any day. Reserve tickets for their “Drag Brunches” occurring on select Sundays!

4. The Tileworks

  • Plein Air painting at The Tileworks

A tile maker at heart, Mercer also built The Tileworks next door to his home. Today, it is a "working museum" that produces handmade tiles and mosaics. Take a self-guided tour. Then, don't forget to take a tile from the gift shop!

5. Glencairn Museum

  • Glencairn Museum

Located just outside of Bucks County and built in the early 20th century in Bryn Athyn as the home to the (Glenn) Pitcairn family, today the castle serves as a museum of religious art and history. Reserve your spot ahead of time for a Highlights or Family Tour!

6. Kids' Castle

  • Kids Castle

A fantastic playground in Central Park, Doylestown, this wooden castle is complete with several slides, swings, a treehouse, and a rocket ship. Perfect for play for ages 5-12 years.