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Boldt Castle and Yacht House

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Address: Collins Landing, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: 315-482-9724 (in season), 315-482-2501 (off-season)
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Description: This 120-room labor of love was built by a wealthy businessman for his...
This 120-room labor of love was built by a wealthy businessman for his wife.
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Wonderful afternoon

We were there on a beautiful day. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the interesting castle and seeing the outer structures and gardens. The interior of the building is being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Clermont, Florida
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were there on a beautiful day. We thoroughly enjoyed walking around the interesting castle and seeing the outer structures and gardens. The interior of the building is being restored and took about 15 minutes or so to walk through.

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Neenah, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have visited Boldt Castle three times in the last 15 years. I love going back to see the progress that has been made since the previous visit. Never a disappointment and the story/tragedy behind this beautiful castle is very intriguing. Newly done this visit was the kitchen. Beautiful!

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visited the castle back in Sept 2008. Didn't know about Tripadvisor then so putting up a review now. Drove approximately 4.5 hours to get to Alexandria Bay, NY. Purchased tickets for the boat ride over to the island (and return). Once on the island we toured the grounds a bit and found the landscaping very nicely done. Flowers in bloom... More 

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pittsburgh, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

So nice to see this beautiful castle as it should look. Such a change from my first visit with so much vandalism. Will revisit as the renovations continue.

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Enfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

1,000 Island is an awesome place to visit specially the tour boat ride that can take you to the Boldt Castle and Singer Castle. It's worth to take the 2 tours. Uncle Sam's Boat tour has pretty good details on their trip. Best time to go- summer time. It's best to stay in Watertown, NY then drive to Alexandria Bay... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've been vacationing in the 1,000 Islands, NY for 40 years. Boldt Castle, along with a river cruise, are the must see things to do. The castle has a romantic story and was left to ruin. In the later 70's restoration to the castle began to bring it back to the original vision. Blueprints and much of the building materials... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Despite the overcast skies and several downpours, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the castle and Yacht House. We arrived early, so we were able to stroll through the rooms and take it all in. I look forward to returning to see progress on the rooms being renovated.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We took -Uncle Sam's Boat tour, after the island tour they dropped us off at the Castle. Castle was interesting, always under construction, worth stopping and seeing. Tour was on your own which was great. Nice day, scenery was very nice. Another boat returned us to shore

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

When I first visited in my early 20's, probably about 1982, the island and castle were virtually abandoned. I recall taking a boat over and looking at a scene reminiscent of a construction site, but worse. You could tell back then that the place had been abandoned, vandalized, and worse. But now, in 2015, it is like going to a... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We spent over half the day touring the island, buildings and castle. Very interesting and beautiful. Great value for the money. Highly recommended to anyone visiting the area. We accessed the island using Uncle Sam's Boat Tours which was excellent as they have so many boats going back and forth and you can get on any one ... not a... More 

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