Searles Castle program & tour set for October 20th

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The Great Barrington Historical Society is offering another chance to visit beautiful Searles Castle for a program on the Castle’s history, followed by a tour and refreshments.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 20th at 2pm at the John Dewey Academy at Searles Castle on Main Street in Great Barrington. Noted local author and historian A. David Rutstein is presenting the history of Searles Castle, with emphasis placed on important people associated with the mansion, and explaining why this Berkshire gem is located in Great Barrington.

Seating is limited, admission donation is $25.00, and profit from this event will establish the Historical¬†Society’s new Berkshire Hills Regional Scholarship Fund.

Visitor parking will be located next door in the Berkshire Community College South parking lot. Handicap accessible parking ONLY will be permitted on the Searles Castle grounds.

To reserve your space, please contact us at 413-591-8702 or send your check to the Great Barrington Historical Society, P.O. Box 1106, Great Barrington MA 01230. For more information, email us at

Here’s a quick peek at what you’ll see inside this elegant, historic building:


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