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Address: Alexandria Bay, NY
Phone Number: 315-482-9724 (in season) or 315-482-2501 (off season)
Description: Part of the Boldt Castle estate, this site on Wesley Island houses antique...
Part of the Boldt Castle estate, this site on Wesley Island houses antique wooden boats.
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this is really beautiful

was surprised how nice the boathouse is- I originally saw this place on TV and U can see how the rich arrived to the island- lots of money spent to entice them- must see

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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ceresco
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

was surprised how nice the boathouse is- I originally saw this place on TV and U can see how the rich arrived to the island- lots of money spent to entice them- must see

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

George Boldt may not have been able to bring his wife to the Boldt Castle, but he did collect and use his boat house regularly. Even today the yachts and racing boats in his boat house, itself a small castle, are in ship shape condition, waiting for the clarion call of racing. The Boldt Yacht house and its racing fleet... More 

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Towanda, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You are able to tour the whole Island and Castle on your own, just don't miss the boat back! There is a snack place at the dock, too. Just in case you want a drink, food or Ice cream!! We have been here twice and will go back.....Sad story of the castle, But totally Amazing!!

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Not a whole lot to see here, but it is a great way to get to the castle. While waiting for the ferry to the castle you can kinda peak in and see all that you really would want to or need to. Drive to the yacht house, pay to tour the castle, and peak in the door here. I... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Boldt Yacht House is lovely and Wellesley Island is a nice drive around. diane B, London, On , Can

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The antique boats were fascinating. The Yacht House is on a separate island from the Castle on Heart Island, which requires a short boat excursion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This castle is being restored one room at a time. They are working on the kitchen now and I'd love to go back and tour it again after a couple years. It really is a work of art.

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Clifton Park, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A magnificent structure and display of some of the yachts used in the day. It's a house for boats bigger than some hotels today. Very well preserved.

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Wallingford, CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The staff was wonderful in explaining boats, area, and history. They were more than willing to talk to you even though the tour was self-guided

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New York City, New York
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128 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Don't miss out on this added perk! Wonderful collection of antique boats and interesting trip into the past. Pack your camera!

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