Easter Egg Hunt & Bonnet Parade This Sat. @ 1:00 PM
Pike Days Road Festival May 16-17-18!
Winter has finally come to an end and Nemacolin Castle is now open for the 2014 tour schedule.
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 noon to 5:00 pm. Castle History Tours are $8.00 adults/$4.00 for children 12 & under.
Seasonal Ghost Tours, as scheduled are $9.00 adults/$4.00 children 12 & under.
Nemacolin Castle's annual Easter Egg Hunt & Parade will be held Saturday April, 19th beginning at 1:00 pm. The event is free of charge and all children 12 and under and their parents are welcome to participate. This is a popular community event that draws large crowds. Bring your camera and a basket to carry the eggs in!
The National Pike Road Festival, or Pike Days as its popularly known, will take place on the castle grounds this coming May 16-17-18. Along with food, craft vendors, Colonial and Civil War reenactments and musical entertainment, there will be special hours for History Tours (Fri: noon to 5pm / Sat. & Sun: 11am to 5pm) and Ghost Tours (Fri. & Sat: 6pm to 10pm - No Sunday Ghost Tours) Standard History and Ghost Tour rates apply.
For instant information regarding all activities at the castle, check out our Twitter account at @nemacolincastle on Twitter. Also, castle tweets on the day of an event can be found using #nemacolincastle.
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.