The Piatt Castles, two 19th century homes, are located in West Liberty in Logan County.
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

WORTH THE DRIVE: Old-fashioned Easter egg roll at a historic Ohio castle 

An Old Fashioned Easter Celebration will take place April 14 at Mac-A-Cheek Castle in West Liberty

Don’t miss a chance to hunt for Easter eggs on the grounds of a historic castle this weekend. Mac-A-Cheek Castle’s Old Fashioned Easter Celebration will take place Sunday, April 14.

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The West Liberty castle is one of a pair located in Logan County called the Piatt Castles. Built by brothers Donn and Abram Piatt, the 19th-century homes have been open as museums for more than a century. 

Visitors can hunt for eggs and take part in an Easter egg roll on the grounds of the castle, a 25-room chateau surrounded by oak, elm, locust and walnut trees. 

Creating Easter cards from “The American Girls and Boys Handy Books,” published in the 1880s, will take place inside the historic structure, as well as activities that share holiday customs and spring-time stories. 

A basket toss game from Germany and an Irish rhyming game will also be part of the fun. 

The program is 90 minutes long and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-15. Tickets are available at the event or reservations can be made at piattcastles.org or by calling (937) 844-3902. 

In addition to the fun of celebrating Easter in this historical setting, visitors can see the castle a week before it opens to the public. 

Mac-A-Cheek Castle will host an afternoon of Easter activites Sunday.  LISA POWELL / STAFF
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Regular tours of both Piatt Castles, Mac-A- Chee and Mac-A-Cheek, begin Saturday, April 20. 

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The castles are open on weekends only from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 20. On Memorial Day weekend, the Castles are open all week long from 11 a.m – 5 p.m., through Labor Day. The weekend schedule returns after Labor Day weekend and continues through October 28. 

Easter fun will take place in the drawing room Sunday. Margaret Piatt calls this room at Mac-A-Cheek “the best room with the best things in it.” It was the original portion of the home that opened as a museum in 1912. A massive cabinet filled with natural history treasures collected by William McCoy Piatt is at right. LISA POWELL / STAFF
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WANT TO GO? 

WHAT: An Old Fashioned Easter Celebration at Mac-A-Cheek Castle 

WHERE: Mac-A-Cheek Castle, 10051, Township Road 47, located off State Rt. 287, one mile east of West Liberty, OH 

WHEN: Sunday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m. 

ADMISSION: Tickets for the special Easter event are $5 for children and $10 for adults 

MORE INFO: Tickets are available at the event or reservations can be made at piattcastles.org or by calling (937) 844-3902.

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