Greencastle is a borough located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Founded by John Allison in 1782, nowadays Greencastle has a population of nearly 4000 residents living in a small area of 1.6 square miles. The name of the town is inspired from a town bearing the same name, but located in County Donegal, Ireland. Greencastle grew mostly during the industrial revolution, thanks to many factories built back then. In 1902, businessman Philip Baer began an interesting tradition - once in every three years, locals gather for a social event to reminisce the old days. The event is called Old Home Week and the next will take place in 2013. Of course, the city has a lot of other attractions, so you do not have to wait untill 2013 to visit it.
Top Attractions within Greencastle
Greencastle Greens Golf Club is a great country club located in the area of Greencastle.The golf course has 10 totally different holes and great city views. If you do not know to play golf, this is the perfect place to learn. If you visit the club with your whole family, you can challenge the others to a game of mini golf, so you can all have fun together.
Allison Antrim Museum is a museum depicting the history of Greencastle and of the Antrim Township. The items in the museum were gathered from locals years ago, when the museum opened. So, you can see great collections of vintage photographs or tool collections since the early days of Greencastle.
Corporal William H. Rihl Memorial is located down-town Greencastle, in a beautiful park. The corporal was killed on the exact spot where the memorial is placed, on June 22, 1863. He was a First Union soldier and he died while in action, so, the city of Greencastle raised this memorial in his honor.