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Address: West Proctor Rd., Proctor, VT
Phone Number: 802/773-3284
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Ft. Gem

This is a beautiful hidden gem. As noted in previous reviews, time and Vt winters have taken its toll and the outside and areas inside like the painted ceilings and walls need... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
jpinet
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful hidden gem. As noted in previous reviews, time and Vt winters have taken its toll and the outside and areas inside like the painted ceilings and walls need restoration. But the beauty of the stained glass, the copper ceiling and walls, the ornamental and tiled fireplaces and architecture are still worth seeing. You are allowed to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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321 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely example of Victorian "higgely-pigglety" architecture with gorgeous stained glass windows and some fine original furnishings along with some pretty but not always harmonious additionas by the current owning family. The main problem with it is that it is in terrible need of restoration. Given the size and quality of the original finishing of the building, I... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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209 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Important things - 1) This is not a "stay on the carpet, don't touch anything" attraction... most of the things are accessible, you can walk all over the open rooms, and it's very friendly. 2) This is privately owned, still being restored, and badly in need of funding help. Still, we were pleasantly surprised at the knowledgeable and friendly staff,... More 

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Brandon, Vermont
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a very delapitated state. Full of strange odds and ends. Fascinating only in that you are able to walk all over this abandoned big house full of glorious architectural details and junk. No restoration is apparent? It is in a sad state and you will leave shaking your head forlornly and wondering, like we did, what the heck is... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I found this castle listed in a tour book 18 years ago while on vacation. It was out of the way but worth the drive. They had all rooms decorated with antiques, beautiful original decorative and original woven rugs. They encouraged every one in the group to take pictures and walk on the rugs to get the full feeling of... More 

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Thank delighted2013
california
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Probably the most dysfunctional place we have been to almost makes it worth seeing again. Turned in to the joke of the trip in that regard memorable

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Thank csharrocks
Proctor, VT
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115 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This castle is so old that it is in need of desperate repair. Just use your imagination to see what it could be.

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Thank PhantomProctor_VT
Leominster, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

the castle is in renovations and they are raising money through events. the building is sound but the condition of the walls and ceilings needs repairs. easy to get to - but not well advertised. a worthwhile visit ..

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you decide to visit Wilson Castle, try to look past the falling bricks and peeling plaster. This place has the most beautiful stained glass windows, amazing woodwork and art.

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Brooklawn, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

This castle is cool, but it IS over 100 years old. It's weathered and a little rough around the edges. It IS undergoing renovations, but keeping that in mind it IS still an amazing place to see and tour. Just walking up from the driveway, or seeing it from route 3 across the valley, its a real sight to see.... More 

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