Nemacolin Castle Closed For The Winter!
Castle Reopens For Tours In April 2014!
Like the black bear, Nemacolin Castle has closed its doors and gone into hibernation for the winter. But do not fret! Tours and activities will return to the castle this April when the Easter Bunny and his friends plant a few hundred Easter eggs containing candy and prizes across the grounds for all of Brownsville's children to gather up in the spirit of the season.
In the meantime, the castle may be closed, but the grounds are open to the public as always, rain, shine or snow. The castle is a great backdrop for winter time photo ops. Take all the winter pictures of the castle you like! In fact, if you have any real good pictures of the castle reflecting the winter season you'd like to share with the community feel free to send them to email@example.com. We'll take the best and post them in our pictures gallery.
For instant information regarding all activities at the castle, check out our Twitter account at #nemacolincastle or go directly to @nemacolincastle on Twitter.
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.