900 8th Ave. South
Faulkton, SD 57438
The John and Alice Pickler home on the south edge of Faulkton is a prairie Victorian home featuring 20 rooms in three stories. Construction began in 1882 when Major Pickler, a Civil War veteran, built his claim shanty on his pre-emption near the Nixon River of Faulk County, Dakota Territory. There was no architect for the construction of this prairie mansion, which was built in stages and completed by 1894.
Many events took place in this commonly called "Pink Castle". From weddings, proms, funerals to being a polling place for the township for many years. The home was used to host many visiting dignitaries including Susan B. Anthony, who stayed with them in 1890, and Teddy Roosevelt.
Come take a tour of this wonderful piece of history.
Open for tours daily 1-4 p.m. Memorial day to Labor day or call 605-598-4285
Admission is $8.00 per person which goes to help fund the restoration of this pioneer home.