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Annual Spring Drive
May 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
May 19th, 2018
Our Spring Drive will depart at 9 am on May 19th, 2018 from Starbucks in Cranberry. Address is 1713 PA-228E, Cranberry Township, Pa 16066. Please plan to arrive at 8:30 to fuel up and meet up. Driver’s meeting will begin at 8:45 and we are off by 9. Our Drive Master has put together a route that will provide 2.5 hours of travel fun with a planned stop at approximately the halfway point.
Tours will begin at the Bowman’s Castle at 12:30 pm. Each tour will cost $10 and last 45 minutes. There will be special consideration for our group and each will be provided an option for a full history tour or one that includes more of the paranormal stories. Built in 1739…there are a lot of history and a lot of stories. Lunch will be served on the lawn following the tours with burgers, kielbasa, baked beans, tossed salad plus dessert, coffee, iced tea and water. Cost for lunch will be $10.
In celebration of the National Pike Festival, there will be vendors onsite and reserved parking to ensure that we all have a place to park. There will be room for 5 cars immediately in front of the castle with additional parking outside of the stone wall across the street. If anyone is interested of photos with their car in front of the castle, there will be the opportunity to do that after lunch.RSVP by May 10th
Bowman’s Castle, also known as Nemacolin Castle, was built in present-day Brownsville, Pennsylvania, at the western terminus of the Nemacolin’s Trail on the east bank of the Monongahela river. It was built around the original trading post, which was built near the site of Fort Burd, the latter built by British colonists during the French and Indian War. Construction on the castle, including addition of a crenellated tower, continued through the Victorian era, when it was considered an engineering marvel.