Press Release

For Immediate Release 


Event Date: August 16, 2014


Step Back in Time During Castleton Vermont's Colonial Day House Tour, August 16th


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Castleton, Vermont, August 4, 2014 ( - The 76th Annual Castleton Woman’s Club Colonial Day House Tour, held Saturday, August 16th, Castleton, VT, will feature outstanding private homes in a wide variety of architectural styles including Colonial Revival, Federal, Greek Revival, Queen Anne and Gothic Revival. The tour includes over a dozen sites throughout the village including outstanding period homes, public buildings, galleries and historic sites. The 2014 Castleton Colonial Day House Tour will be held rain or shine Saturday, August 16th from 10am to 4pm. 


Self guided walking tours include the Federated Church on Main Street, described as builder Thomas Royal Dake’s architectural masterpiece. The pulpit, with its intricate moldings and panels is one of the most extraordinary in the state. Dake is also famous for his beautifully scaled spiral staircases. Several of the homes on this year’s tour will feature staircases by Dake. One is the home he built for his bride Sally Deming in 1809.  Another can be seen in the home he built for Noahdiah Granger, c.1810, which is considered one of Dake’s most elaborate staircases.


At the Higley House, home of the Castleton Historical Society, visitors can tour the exhibits, antique tools, carriage collection and period fashion displays.


The Castleton Library will hold an ice cream social from 2:00 – 4:00 and the Federated Church will host a ham dinner starting at 5:00 ($9 adults $5 children).


Tour tickets $20 ($18 seniors 62+) can be purchased on Colonial Day at two locations on Main Street. For information call 802-278-8150 or email: Web:
About the
Castleton Woman’s Club: 

The Castleton Woman’s Club, Inc. is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.  Their mission is to promote the educational, cultural and benevolent interests of their members and provide fellowship and united action on issues of concern.  The goals are to act as a voice for historic preservation, serve the community through programs and philanthropic support, and expand and cultivate membership.  



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Media Contact: Carol Thompson


Phone: 802-278-8150


Castleton Woman's Club

P.O.Box 195, Castleton, Vermont, 05735