Pike Days - May 17 thru 19
History Tours - Ghost Tours - Entertainment - Reenactments - Vendors
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Pike Days is upon us, and Nemacolin Castle will be ready to entertain you in numerous ways. To begin, the castle will be open for Pike Days Friday May 19 from Noon to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
History tours will be conducted from Noon to 5:00 pm on Friday and from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tours are $8.00 for adults/$4.00 for children 12 and under.
Special Ghost Tours will be conducted both Friday and Saturday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Get your cameras ready to caputure those spirit orbs. Ghost tours are also $8.00 for adults/$4.00 for children 12 and under.
Festivities include food, entertainment, craft vendors, book signing, Ghost Tours, Colonial & Civil War encampments, and more. The Classics will perform on the gazebo Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Outpost will perform Sunday, also from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Author H. Brian Rawson, a local resident, will be on hand to autograph his new SciFi book Secrets Of A Universe, which will be available for purchase during Pike Days or over the internet at Amazon.com. You might recognize the fictional town Ellensville in his epic SciFi/action/adventure thriller as bits and pieces of Brownsville. Let's just say Market Square will never be the same.
For additional information, call 724-785-6882, or check this website for updates, www.nemacolincastle.org
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 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.