Pike Days Road Festival May 16-17-18!
Over a hundred Easter egg hunters and their parents showed up for Nemacolin Castle's 2014 Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Parade. It was quite a success as children 12 and under scoured the castle grounds for prize filled eggs hidden in trees, bushes, and in plain sight. The Easter Bonnet Parade immediately followed the collection of the last egg, and there were several unique entries. Check out the photo page for this years event to see them all, and the winners!
Check out our Twitter feed at @nemacolincastle for some great pics taken by those who attended the event. Remember, #nemacolincastle on event days for live coverage!
Next up on the schedule is the National Pike Road Festival, or Pike Days as its popularly known, which will take place on the castle grounds 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) All events outside the castle on the grounds are open to the public free of charge. Standard History and Ghost Tour rates (listed below) apply.
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 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.