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HOLIDAY RAMBLE TO BUCKS COUNTY
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FONTHILL CASTLE
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MERCER MUSEUM
THE TILE WORKS

 

Thursday, December 14 - Holiday Ramble to Bucks County!

 

TRIP DETAILS

  • Depart Hershey History Center at 7:00 AM.

  • Short rest stop en route.

  • Return to Hershey History Center around 7:30 PM.

  • Payment/registration

  • Minimum number of twenty-five required.

  • Cost: $149.00. (Was $165.00.) Includes motor coach, attraction entries, and driver gratuity.

 

ITINERARY

  • Hershey History Center's exclusive Early PRIVATE entry to Fonthill Castle with a guided tour for small groups of ten people!

  • Tour and free time at The Tile Works, part museum and part working studio.

  • Visit the Mercer Museum.

  • Late afternoon enjoy FREE TIME "on your own"  at the Peddler's Village to visit boutique shops, dine at a pub, or enjoy Happy Hour as the twinkle of the holiday lights signals the end of our day!  

 

Henry Chapman Mercer, Bucks County native, was a leader in the Arts and Crafts Movement which permeated the nation's museums and galleries during the early 1900's.  Mercer, a tile-maker, archeologist, artist and collector of antiques, built three architectural gems... in Bucks County... Fonthill Castle, his private home, The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, his tile factory, and The Mercer Museum, which housed his collection of American artifacts.  A conservationist at heart,  he established a large arboretum filled with native PA plants on the grounds of Fonthill Castle.   While his interest in Pennsylvania German Pottery resulted in a vast collection of unique pieces, his tile factory produced architectural tiles earning global acclaim.   

Accessibility Alert:  Facilities include stairs, uneven pathways, walkways with NO railings. 

 

Please bring a SMALL luncheon cooler with healthy snacks to stay fueled.  

After arriving at Peddler's Village, you'll have several cafés and eateries available for a full "sit down" luncheon or a quick "take away" sandwich, leaving time to shop.  

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