Fonthill is a concrete mansion Henry Mercer
began building in 1908 and completed two years later. Modeled to look
like a castle, the mansion is now open for tours and provides a peek
into his amazing life.
Adjacent to the grounds of Fonthill, Mercer’s Moravian
Pottery and Tile Works has been designated a National
Historic Landmark. The working museum is open daily and tiles are available
The Mercer Museum, a National Historic Landmark, was constructed in 1916.
The museum houses folk art, furnishings, tools and other Mercer collections.
The James A. Michener Art Museum is home to a large collection of 18th
and 19th century American art and sculpture. The museum, a renovated
prison, hosts a diverse range of changing exhibits.
North of Doylestown, the Pearl S. Buck House can be toured between March
and December. The farmhouse, built in 1835, was home to the Nobel Prize
winning author for almost forty years.
Spread out over 500 acres, the Washington Crossing
Historic Park commemorates
the site from which General George Washington led the Continental Army
across the Delaware River on Christmas night, 1776, on their way to
victory over the Hessian troops quartered in Trenton.
Established in 1934, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower
over 1000 indigenous plants in an all-natural setting. Stop by the visitor’s
center to pick up a trail map before walking the well-marked trails through
both the wooded and meadow areas.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa occupies
approximately 170 acres of land. Located on Beacon Hill, overlooking
Peace Valley, the Shrine is the perfect place to come and spend time
in prayer and reflection. The first monastery in the United States of
The Pauline Order—founded in Hungary in the XIII century—was
established in Doylestown in 1955.