At 85 Old Dublin Pike in Doylestown, PA, Aldie Mansion is a fitting home for Heritage Conservancy, a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to protect our natural and historic heritage. Aldie’s story is rich with history and its survival is the result of a cooperative effort at preservation.
Aldie Mansion began its history as a beloved private residence. Commissioned by William and Martha Mercer as an ode to the English Tudor manor, this stately 1927 mansion evokes a time in America when craftsmanship reached an art form. The Aldie gargoyles, intricate brickwork, vintage leaded glass, antique tiles and charming garden ornaments have been faithfully preserved as part of Bucks County’s unique heritage.
In fact, William Mercer himself sculpted many of the mansion’s architectural details. The Mercers were renowned hosts during their years at Aldie, and they regularly welcomed international luminaries into their home. As you stroll about, it is easy to recall the spirited evenings when Groucho Marx joked at the dinner table; Isadora Duncan pirouetted in the garden and the Von Trapp family caroled in the Great Hall.
Today, Aldie’s rich history lives on as the headquarters of Heritage Conservancy, and venue site for weddings, parties, conferences and more.
Want to learn more about the history of this incredible building? Schedule a mansion tour by contacting Sandy Yerger at 215-345-7020 x 103.