Since 1981, the Craig County Historical Society has
restored and maintained the Old Brick Hotel in New
Castle. Past boarders include lawyers and judges, hot
springs visitors, and maybe Jesse James. The three-story
brick building was built in three stages beginning in 1840.
Right across the street from the Craig County Courthouse,
it was the center of town through the boom times of the early 1900’s.
The Hotel now showcases local antiques, a genealogy
library and a lot of history. The dining room can be rented for meetings and
dinners. Two restored log cabins are nearby; the Hawkins cabin is adjacent to the
hotel and the two-story Keffer log house is next door to Food Country USA.
The Old Brick Hotel is the proud focal point of the Craig County Fall Festival second Saturday
of each October.
In Sept. 2012, we moved file cabinets and books DOWN STAIRS into the new
Genealogy Library, paid for largely by member donations. Entrance is from Main
Street across from the Health Dept. or thru the interior hallway. Thanks to Opal
and Glen for all their hardwork!
The hotel and library is open every Friday afternoon April through November, but
please call for an appointment.
Craig County Historical Society, organized 1980. P O Box 206 New Castle, Va. 24127