Nemacolin Castle History Tours This Weekend
Nemacolin Castle Is A Great Photo Op!
Pike Days and the National Road Festival was a big success despite inclement weather that soured the first two days of the annual event. Plenty of vendors showed up, the entertainment was outstanding, and the reenactors put on their usual good show (photo left) for those who managed to venture out and take in some of Pennsylvania's grand history. Our history and ghost tours were well received, as always. Check the schedule page for more upcoming Ghost Tour dates as the season progresses. Click here to go directly to the pictures page for photos of this year's Pike Days.
Nemacolin Castle is open every weekend throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall for History tours, and for holiday themed events October through December. Always check out schedule page. There is no fee to tour the grounds, which in itself is a great Brownsville photo op. Tour fees, which help maintain the castle building and grounds, are charged only for internal castle history and ghost tours.
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Springtime History Tours take place Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm, April 5th through June 1st. Summer hours will include Fridays beginning June 6th through Sunday August 31st, also from noon to 5:00 pm. Castle History Tours are $8.00 adults/$4.00 for children 12 & under.
Ghost Tours, as seasonally scheduled, are $9.00 for adults/$4.00 children 12 & under.
For additional information regarding activities at the castle call 724-785-6882, or check this website for updates at www.nemacolincastle.org. This website can also be accessed via smartphone.
Do you have a special event coming up such as a wedding (check out our pictures of the Gadish wedding on castle grounds), large family gathering or other photo opportunity where the historic backdrop of Nemacolin Castle might serve to enhance the celebration? For instance, a graduation photo session on the spacious castle lawns combined with a picnic and tours of the registered landmark's interior, transforming a normally a long, grueling day into a fun filled family afternoon. Or perhaps the castle's gazebo can serve as center stage for a meeting of your public service organization. Contact Nemacolin Castle's tour coordinator at 724-785-6882 to make arrangements and discuss available dates and fees, should any apply. Permission for organized events held on castle grounds must be secured and approved by the Historical Society in advance (at least a week, two or more weeks for complicated projects, such as concerts).
The Brownsville Historical Society operates historic Nemacolin Castle at 136 Front St. in Brownsville, Pa. Come visit us! Take a tour. Shop the gift shop. Step back in time to America's frontier period. Located just off U.S. Route 40 (locally called Market St.) in Brownsville, PA, Nemacolin Castle is also a registered Pennsylvania historic landmark. Tours of the castle interior and its spacious grounds are provided by enthusiastic groups of volunteers throughout the year (see schedule page).
Brownsville, PA has the distinct honor of listing two of its districts in the National Register of Historic Places: the downtown Brownsville Historic District and Brownsville's Northside Historic District. These areas includes 315 unique structures inside a two square mile area. Within this boundary, four sites have National Register of Historic Places registration: Nemacolin Castle, the Historic Church of St. Peters, the Dunlap Creek Bridge, and the Intercounty Bridge.
The castle is always looking for volunteers (both young and old) interested in preserving Brownsville's living history. If you would like to join this elite group who are the caretakers of your past, become a member of the Brownsville Historical Society. Fill out an application today.