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Boldt Castle and Yacht House

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Address: P.O. Box 428, 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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A five-star attraction in all regards!

This place is truly amazing, and on the list of anyone's "Must Visit" list if going to the Thousand Islands. I visited here about 22 years ago, and the entire property is much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place is truly amazing, and on the list of anyone's "Must Visit" list if going to the Thousand Islands. I visited here about 22 years ago, and the entire property is much more complete and beautiful than back then. All the rooms are about finished right up to the fourth floor, and it's set up to run as a... More 

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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I have seen these lovely buildings many years ago when they were still largely in ruin. It is very satisfying to see some of the rooms being completed as was intended. The gardens are also lovely. Not sure if the tragic story of this man's wife passing away at 42 is true or not, but it still deserves, some 110... More 

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Trumansburg, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This property is wonderful. Restrooms and quiet places to sit outside and see the view. They also have concession stands and a gift shop. All the guides would gladly answer questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The castle was rich in history. Being from Philadelphia I did not realize George Boldt was so connected to Philly. The castle has a tragic history. I wish more of it was finished but the rooms that were are beautiful.

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Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A visit to Boldt Castle has to be on your list of things to do if you visit the 1000 Islands region. There is so much to see, they are fixing up the castle and many rooms are beautifully finished in period furniture. There's a short film to view explaining the island and its history, then you explore on your... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

No trip to this region should skip a trip to this island. The grounds are a great place for a picnic lunch (they have designated tables inside the gates near the docks), and the castle is a bit different than your typical tourist attraction. There are multiple outbuildings on the property that are all worth a look, and everything is... More 

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

You can take as much time you want to look around , so many places and buildings to go in , Concessions for food are good fair price , can take back in to eat at many picnic tables or bring you on food .

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Incredibly interesting history behind the construction of this castle. Very well restored. Wonderful to walk the grounds and have a self-tour to explore the castle

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were in the area for a day date while our son was with my mom and we desided to visit Boldt Castle. We just took the ferry over as we did not want to do the 3 hour tour. It was such a beautiful day! We went on a Wednesday and it wasn't crowded at all... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Boldt Castle was the brainchild of George Boldt - a wealthy American who owned many hotels including the Waldorf Astoria in New York. He and his wife Louise owned an island in the St., Lawrence (Heart Island) where they would spend time in the summers. They decided to build a castle to live in. This was a major castle -... More 

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Address: Address: P.O. Box 428, Collins Landing, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
Phone Number: 315-482-9724 (in season), 315-482-2501 (off-season)
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Alexandria Bay

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