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Wilson Castle

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Beautiful home, but in need of lots of TLC

The tour is basically self-guided. There was a very friendly docent available. But, she is also... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Linda G
Cranford, New Jersey
Quirky but interesting

We probably would not have ventured to Proctor solely for this venue, but if you're an architecture... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The tour is basically self-guided. There was a very friendly docent available. But, she is also "manning the front desk" so she is pulled in various directions. You start with a video that tells you about the house. Then you can walk around at your...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We probably would not have ventured to Proctor solely for this venue, but if you're an architecture buff, Wilson Castle is an interesting attraction. Our pleasant guide provided the historical background for this unconventional and perhaps pretentious regal residence. Several internal furnishings and appointments (Tiffany...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Gyrfalcn
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I am not an architecture expert or particularly knowledgeable about or interested in older homes. I went to visit Wilson Castle because other people I was travelling with wanted to go. I expected a preserved old home where everything was roped off, much like many...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank CmdrTMD
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Found this on a "things to do website" and even though it told me it was open I drove 1 1/2 hours only to find an open gate but closed castle. My son and I did not let that deter us though. We walked around...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Warren J
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We went to the castle on the evening before Halloween so preps were being made for a black out exploration of the house. We explored the entire property and were the only ones there. This place is definitely a sad interpretation of its former glory,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank LoriAllen
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Constant restoration and upkeep are needed to maintain this New England treasure. As we looked around the grounds the staff was preparing for a spooktacular Halloween weekend. I shudder to think of all the scary rooms to explore in the dark.

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank M_Freedley
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Went to the place since AAA listed it as a gem site, however I don't rate it that highly. 1. It is a fascinating building, but has little historical value other than its uniqueness and size. It has structural issues on the outside and the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank PhilR9
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a amazing place and to think it was built in this area so many years ago. Great history and very awesome for the lover of large homes.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

In its heyday this was probably a showcase but time has not been good on it, It is a fine piece of architect and antiques are unusual and woodwork fantastic. If the owner would just get help with tihs project befoer it is too far...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank robert k
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We drove up to see the castle because we hiked in the morning and there is really not much else to do. It is not well advertised, poor directions. When we entered, we nearly fell over because of the stench of mould and mildew. Do...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Response from PhantomProctor_VT | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Lester242 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall... $10 per adult ($9 w/ AAA card), $6 for children 6-12 , children under 6 free... I think there was a discount for large group tours... enjoy