With Bucks County making its transition to the “green” phase, the Michener Art Museum and Mercer Museum are delighted to announce that they will jointly re-open their doors and welcome back visitors beginning MONDAY, July 20, 2020 with three special Member-Only Preview Days on July 20, 21, and 22. Both institutions will officially open to the public on THURSDAY, July 23. Keeping the health and well-being of visitors, members, staff, and volunteers as a top priority, the Michener and Mercer Museum are following CDC recommendations and taking new measures to ensure safe environments. While each Museum will have its own set of guidelines, both will be implementing timed ticketing, limited capacities, and social distancing. In accordance with the Borough of Doylestown, masks will be required in all indoor spaces.
The Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, PA. The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday noon – 5:00 pm. For more information, visit MichenerArtMuseum.org or call 215.340.9800.
Located in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA, the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle are historic castles celebrating the legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), American archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramicist and scholar. Both sites are operated by the Bucks County Historical Society.
The Mercer Museum, one of Bucks County’s premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian affiliate, features both local and national seasonal exhibits as well as a core museum collection of over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools. This permanent collection offers visitors a unique window into pre-Industrial America through sixty different crafts and trades and is one of the world’s most comprehensive portraits of American material culture. The museum also features a research library that is a center for local history related to Bucks County and the surrounding region, with its roots dating back to the founding of the Bucks County Historical Society in 1880.
The Mercer Museum is located at 84 South Pine Street in Doylestown, PA and is open year-round. For up-to-date schedule and admission information, please visit mercermuseum.org or call 215-345-0210.
Fonthill Castle was built between 1908-1912 and was the home to Henry Chapman Mercer. Mercer built Fonthill Castle as his home and as a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints. The castle serves as an early example of reinforced concrete and features forty-four rooms, over two hundred windows, and eighteen fireplaces. Fonthill Castle’s interior features Mercer’s renowned, handcrafted ceramic tiles designed at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Fonthill Castle is located at 525 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA and is open for guided one-hour tours.