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Boldt Castle and Yacht House

P.O. Box 428, Collins Landing, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315-482-9724 (in season), 315-482-2501 (off-season)
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Castles, Museums
Traveler Description: A Labour of Love ! At the turn of the 20th Century, George C. Boldt, the millionaire owner of the world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York... more »
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Augusta, Georgia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

this is a very beautiful place to visit.... a lot of history here....very peaceful...the tunnels are really cool to walk through and the indoor pool a must see

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must-see stop. A castle, on an island, in the middle of the majestic St. Lawrence River. It doesn't get much better than that. My husband and I renewed our wedding vows there for our 25 th anniversary. It was a perfect spot for this special occasion. I highly recommend a visit!

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Milford, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

definitely an experience worth the trip. There is a boat that actually tours the entire bay, so you can get to see how the super wealthy used to live and play at one point in time. Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay, and Wellesley Castles can all be an adventure. ANd on your way back, feel free to visit the Lady of... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

bolt castle and playhouse was a lesson in history .You'll understand it when you go there. The owner built it for his wife and kids .When his wife passed away he halted construction , and the structure was left for a tourist attraction. Absolutley facinating, go for july 4th or pirates weekend, the fireworks display isn't macy's quality , but... More

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Lehigh Acres, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were at the Bolt Castle 3 years ago and they were still refurbishing it, but what was done was just beautiful. It's history is a sad one and you will have to find it out for yourself. I don't want to ruin it for you. We are going back this summer as our son is to be married at... More

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Natick, MA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I first traveled to Boldt Castle with my family when I was eight. For years afterword, my mother would talk about that travel experience -- in particular, the heartache experienced by George Boldt upon the passing of his beloved wife. Many years later, I returned to Boldt Castle, with my wife and son, and the experience was still beautiful and... More

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My wife and I in September 2013 took a two week bed and breakfast trip from NYC to upstate NY and into the 1000 Islands area. We spent a day visiting Boldt Castle and Yacht House. It is truly astonishing the beauty of the Castle, Yacht House and the whole area. The history and story of the Boldt family while... More

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Streator, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Went on a day trip to Alexandria Bay, NY. Must say this is one of my favorite places to go visitin this area! Boldt casel is a beautiful castle with such a romantic intentions turned dark behind the history of this place. Beautiful time to go is in the summer, enjoy the landscaping and lawn that looks out to the... More

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Summerstown, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Viewed as a young child with my parents when it was in a state of ruins and have returned on many occasions with my children and now with my grandchildren. Now that Iam growing old I still feel the mystical charm and beauty of this wonderful place and can only imagine what a great love story this place holds true... More

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Watertown, New York, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been visiting the Castle at least once every two years since 1987. Each year there is more restoration bringing the visitor something new to see each summer. The 360• view is spectacular.

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