Closed Easter Sunday!
The Castle Is Back For 2015!
Winter is at long last gone and Spring has finally arrived (although some might argue the point given recent weather conditions). A lot of good things come with the arrival of Spring, including the opening of Nemacolin Castle's doors to tours and other special events. Saturday, April 4th, marks the start of Historical Tours for the castle (no tours Easter Sunday). The following weekend, Saturday April 11th and Sunday April 12th, springtime tours begin. Full Friday, Saturday and Sunday tours start Friday, June 5th.
Unfortunately, there is no Easter Egg Hunt or Bonnet Parade on the schedule for 2015.
Tour rates for Historical Tours have not changed for 2015: $8.00 for adults/$4.00 for children 12 & under. Tour rates for special events, like Ghost Tours, are determined by the event and shall be announced.
The first major event for the castle in 2015 will be the National Road Festival, held annually on castle grounds for no charge (there are fees for castle tours). The schedule of events will soon be announced and can be found not only here but on the schedule page as well.
Remember, always check the schedule page for future events. The castle always has something going on for the public at large. The castle grounds are always open to the public for rest, relaxation and some really great family photo ops at no charge (except tours). Capture the 1700's in the background of your pics with the beauty of the castle or the 2010's and modern architecture with the Lane Bane Bridge crossing the exquisite Monongahela River.
Special arrangements for year round group tours (20+) can be made by calling tour coordinator Amanda Moser at 724-785-6882,
Check out our Twitter feed at @nemacolincastle for event updates. Remember, #nemacolincastle on event days for live coverage!
For additional information regarding upcoming 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 or tablet.
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.