For Immediate Release
Event Date: August 16, 2014
Step Back in Time During Castleton
Vermont's Colonial Day
House Tour, August 16th
Castleton, Vermont, August 4, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com)
- The 76th Annual
Castleton Woman’s Club Colonial Day House Tour, held Saturday, August 16th,
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
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:
About the Castleton Woman’s Club:
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.
Media Contact: Carol Thompson
Castleton Woman's Club
P.O.Box 195, Castleton, Vermont, 05735