Christmas Candle Light Tours Now Through Dec. 29th
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!
Don't Miss Out On Brownsville's Great Holiday Photo Op!
Nemacolin Castle was the the place to be during this year's Brownsville Light Up Night as Santa (photo left) and Mrs. Claus took time out from their very busy schedule and make their annual appearance to visit with the good (and bad) children of Brownsville. Hundreds of residents showed up for the event, many taking advantage of Nemacolin Castle's special Candle Light Tours, which run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays now through Dec. 29th. Check schedule page for hours.
We want to thank the Brownsville Historical Society, BARC (Brownsville Area Revitalization Committee), our brave fire, ambulance and police departments, and our very own vendors and reenactors for sponsoring the Light Up Night event. The Brownsville Area High School Marching Band and Bentleyville Choir were great, too! Click here to see some photos from the fun filled night. Do you have photos you'd like to share with us? Send them to email@example.com. We'd love to post them on our photo page.
Check out these great photos from our 2013 Nemacolin Castle Christmas Membership Dinner!
For instant information regarding Christmas Candlelight Tour activities at the castle (weather delays, cancellations, etc.), check out our Twitter account at #nemacolincastle or go directly to @nemacolincastle on Twitter.
Christmas Candlelight Tours are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night now through Dec. 29th. Twenty rooms and the hallways of the castle will be decorated for Christmas, many following traditions established back when the Bowman's owned the colossal mansion. Free wassail, a popular Christmas drink back in the 1700's, will also be available for the tasting. Bring the family, bring your cameras (no video please inside the house). You never know if you might run into a Christmas spirit. All tours are $8.00 for adults/$4.00 for children 12 and under. No credit or debit cards please.
For additional video info regarding Nemacolin Castle's popular Christmas Candlelight Tours, click here to access the WQED video!
For information regarding all activities at the castle call 724-785-6882, or check this website for updates, 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 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.