|News & Events
|December 31, 2013
New Year's Eve Ghost Tour - Toast with a Ghost!
Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Lodge! Click here for details.
Ghost Tours of Brinton Lodge
Recognized as one of the top 10 haunted houses in Pennsylvania, the Lodge has a well-documented history
of ghostly activity attributed to at least five different spirits. Join us for Ghost Tours of Brinton Lodge on
select evenings throughout the year. Click here for details.
October 4 - November 2, 2013
Brinton Lodge Haunted House
Brinton Lodge opened in 2013 as a haunted house for the first time. Proceeds benefited the preservation of
Historic Brinton Lodge. Click here to read about the event.
|Nestled along a country road in Berks County, Pennsylvania, the Brinton Lodge has a storied history
beginning in the 18th century. The original structure, now enveloped by the current building, was a small
farmhouse built by the Millards, one of the area's earliest families who purchased the land from William
The site changed hands in 1796 to become the Kirlin homestead, whose livelihood included making
ammunition for the War of 1812. Several years later, the Schuylkill River Canal ran through the property,
and rumors circulated that the site was a stop on the Underground Railroad.
In the late 1800s, a wealthy Philadelphia family purchased the property and lavishly expanded the
farmhouse to an opulent 28 room mansion. When the site came under the ownership of local hotelier Caleb
Brinton during Prohibition, it became an exclusive gentleman's club. As legend has it, Brinton hand-picked
his guests, letting in only the rich and famous from near and far.
For the last 35 years, the Lodge was operated as a well-known restaurant. The latest chapter of the Lodge's
history is currently being written as we preserve and restore this historic landmark.
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|1808 W. Schuylkill Road (Route 724), Douglassville, PA 19518
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