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Tenth Annual 'Castles Of New Castle' To Feature Five Homes

The Barnyard at Sundial Farm will be one of the featured properties in the "Castles of New Castles" tour. Photo Credit: New Castle Historical Society
Sundial Farm will be one of the featured properties in the "Castles of New Castles" tour. Photo Credit: New Castle Historical Society

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – The New Castle Historical Society recently announced its tenth “Castles of New Castle” hour tour will be held on Tuesday, May 21 and will feature a variety of homes that vary in size, location, style and when they were built.

“We are very excited about this year’s houses,” said Victoria Gutfreund, event co-chair.

Co-chair Tory Miller said, “The five homes we’ve selected tell an abundant and varied story about the history and residents of New Castle from the early 1800s to the present.”

Miller added that the event is always highly anticipated as, “Local residents have always come out to support the event and see these wonderful, eclectic homes – and we anticipate great attendance this year as well."

This year’s tour will showcase a country house that was built in 1918 for publisher George Doran of Doubleday, Doran, which is situated on a hill in the western corner of New Castle, it has spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Tappan Zee Bridge. It will also feature a historic Victorian in-town residence known as “One of the Painted Ladies.”

Additional highlights of the tour include a 1920s Tudor Revival set, a coachman’s cottage and an 18th century tavern.

Tours of the homes will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., while Crabtree’s Kittle House on Bedford Road will also be offering a special luncheon which can be enjoyed anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The house tour ticket fee is $50 for historical society members and $75 for non-members. The Kittle House luncheon is an additional $25.

All proceeds from the tour will benefit the New Castle Historical Society. To reserve one of the limited tickets you can call the New Castle Historical Society at 914-238-4666 or visit its website at for more information.

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