Saturday, Aug. 20 — CASTLETON — Step back in time as hostesses in colonial attire greet guests in homes along Castleton’s historic Main Street during the 82nd annual Colonial Day House Tour, Saturday Aug. 20. The Castleton Woman’s Club sponsors this annual event featuring over a dozen sites throughout the village including outstanding period homes, public buildings and historic sites.
The Federated Church on Main Street, described as builder Thomas Royal Dake’s architectural masterpiece, is a popular stop on the tour. The pulpit, with its intricate moldings and panels is one of the most extraordinary in the state. Dake is famous for his beautifully scaled spiral staircases which can be seen in some of the homes on the tour. There will be a quilt display at the Church as well.
At the Higley House, home of the Castleton Historical Society, visitors can tour the exhibits, antique tools, carriage collection and period fashion display of 19th century clothing and accessories. On display at the Higley House will be the famous Blue Cat quilt depicting historic landmarks in town and highlights from the book “The Blue Cat of Castleton.” A free ice cream stocial will be held on the lawn of the Castleton Library.
The 2022 Castleton Colonial Day House Tour will be held rain or shine Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour tickets $20 ($18 seniors) can be purchased on Colonial Day at ticket booths on Main Street.
For info call 802-468-5691 or visit: castletonhistorichousetour.org.