Seven levels of the museums 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.
FONTHILL CASTLE. Thousands of handcrafted ceramic tiles were inset throughout, including Henry Mercer's own Moravian-style tiles plus Persian, Chinese, Spanish, and Dutch productions he collected. Today, the 60-acre Bucks County estate serves as a museum to pre-industrial life, with 900 American and European prints at Fonthill. East Court St. and Rt. 313, Doylestown, PA.