Tuesday October 19, 2021 Explore Bucks County Pottery, Castles and more
Explore Bucks County Bells, Pottery, Castles and more!
Tuesday October 19, 2021
Visit Fonthill Museum, Mercer Museum and the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works; also known as The Mercer Mile. These three concrete structures celebrate the life, work and collections of Henry Chapman Mercer. Fonthill was his former home, built between 1908 and 1912. The 44-room concrete castle is decorated with Mercer's personal collection of ornate handmade tiles. Mercer Museum, featuring 50,000 artifacts representing 60 early American trades. Each level of the museum represents a different classification and the central atrium holds unique, large objects including a whale boat, stage coach and Conestoga wagon.Moravian Pottery, The National Historical Landmark and “working history” museum produces handmade tiles and mosaics in the same style of Mercer’s original designs. You will have the opportunity to watch artisans throughout the entire tile-making process. You will also have time to stroll down State Street to enjoy Doylestown’s first-class dining options, charming shops and friendly atmosphere on your own Finally, you will visit Malmark Bellcraftsmen where you can witness craftspeople making the quality products. Malmark Bellcraftsmen, Inc. has been the world's leading manufacturer of handbells, handchimes and accessories.
MANY STAIRS REQUIRED FOR THE CASTLE TOUR. You could opt out of touring the entire house if you choose not to climb all the stairs.
Package includes motor coach transportation, tours, demonstrations, trip leader, driver's gratuity
Bus departs Garden State Parkway, Forked River Rest Area 8:15 AM, Target Brick 8:30 AM, Exit 98 Park and Ride 9 AM approximate 6:00 PM $89
Travel insurance is encouraged especially for multi day tours.
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