Originally built in 1909 by the Knights of Pythias members on 300 acres of donated ground, the castle-like structure dominates its surroundings. The Pythian Castle is an hour’s drive west of Dallas. It was built as a home for widows and orphans and is still used for this purpose but only 164 acres remain as an interstate was built through part of the land and some was sold off. These days instead of one matron for 30 or more children there is a ratio of one staff member to 8 children! Friendship, Charity, and Benevolence are the qualities of the Pythians who reach out to meet the needs of others. The Auditorium is available for weddings and private events at a fee.
Hours: Private – view from the outside unless you are planning a function here, have come to make donations or are volunteering to help as a tutor or mentor.
Phone: (817) 596-7776
Cost: Not open to the public.