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Wilson Castle

West Proctor Rd., Proctor, VT
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Ranked #2 of 2 attractions in Proctor
Type: Castles
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Edinburg, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We were so angry thinking our GPS was wrong but lo and behold we drove by Wilson's Castle three times before we saw it. When we realized we at the spot we felt cheated. First this does not really look much like a castle and secondly, it was being renovated and looked abandoned. It might be a good place for... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have lived in Vermont for my whole life about 9 miles away from Wilson's castle. People couldn't believe that I had never visited there! So when my boyfriend and I heard that they were inviting people to come and join a ghost hunt with the Vermont ghost hunters we were very excited. When we got there it was kind... More

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Dallas, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
48 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The mold was intense for those with allergies, but the old house and grounds were worth it (I think).

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was not worth the time we spent there. The tour guide was supposed to give us a tour but he never did offer to show us through the place.

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Au Sable Forks, New York, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

After a memorable murder mystery event in August 2012 we could not wait to make the 2 1/2 hour trip from New York to attend another fabulous time at the castle. WRONG!!!! After numerous phone calls over a 3 week period we were finally able to purchase tickets for what was billed as the last Murder Mystery of the season... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

A hands on castle that is dog friendly! The castle is undergoing some cosmetic renovations outside but it is completely worth the admission to tour. The owner still lives there and allows you to walk through almost all the rooms and even let us play one of the organs. They also are dog friendly and allow well behaved, leashed dogs... More

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Milton, Delaware
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were in Proctor to visit The Vermont Marble Museum and decided to push on to Wilson Castle even though it was late in the day. We arrived about 4:45 PM (closing is 5:00 PM). The receptionist—I can’t call her tour guide because there was no tour--encouraged us to walk throughout the house and grounds and take all the time... More

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Williston, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

It is incredible that this treasure is nestled in rural Vermont! I entered to find my tour guide building a fire in the beautiful fireplace. I was impressed with all that has been restored, considering how many years the castle sat vacant. The tour was led by a definite expert--a well-versed young man who was receptive to my questions. He... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

AAA lists this as a "Gem". I wonder if they have actually been there? The brick exterior is falling apart. None of the interior rooms are restored - they are actually in a advanced state of deterioration! Water damaged ceilings, peeling paint and plaster, dust and dirt everywhere. The house is closed and left unheated over the winter which is... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

An eclectic structure of mid-1800's with unique furnishings and owners world travel memorabilia. The castle was constructed in 1857 and the English-royalty connected couple had 32 European craftsmen and materials imported to create a one-of-a-kind home. The castle changed hands a few times, and the current owner is descended from the last purchaser in the 1930's. Unfortunately, NO Vermonters are... More

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