Tomorrow we're going on an adventure. We're going to a castle.
And luckily they say yes!
Thus began our castle adventure day where we took a mini road trip to Doylestown, PA to visit the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, all courtesy of the amazingly talented renaissance man, Henry Mercer.
I have an obsession with castles. I work in one. Or...you know, on a campus with one. So when I realized that another castle was in my backyard (and by backyard I mean MILES away from my backyard) I had to go.
First stop was the Mercer Museum which holds hundreds of amazing artifacts, original horse and buggies (no horses), apothecary bottles, whaling boats, muskets, spinning wheels. Enough to make you think you've wandered into a store for Oregon Trail supplies. And it's all inside a castle-like building.
|Top floor of the Mercer Museum|
|Tools for punishment...eek!|
|Floors 6-2 are wide open, and it basically looks like you're at Hogwarts or more specifically, inside Gringotts|
|I churned butter (vegan style) with Henry's dog Rollo on my lap|
|We visited a library with a balcony!|
|We found a vampire killing kit! Check out the cross!|
|And I learned how to drive a horse and buggy.|
After that it was on to the castle, where sadly we couldn't take any pictures inside. But we could outside!
|Driving into the castle|