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Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought tickets on Uncle Sam Boat Tours of Thousand Islands, and a visit to Boldt Castle was included in the ticket.

The castle is the end of the boat tour, and one can visit and explore for as long as one likes, and then get back to Alexandria Bay on the Uncle Sam boat shuttle.

The history is fascinating, and the castle and grounds and other minor buildings are worth exploring, if you have time to spare.

George Boldt, who was also the owner of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NY, introduced the Thousand Islands salad dressing in the hotel's dining room.

The boat tour was 2 hours; we spent another 1 hour at Boldt Castle. We did not go to Yacht House, as we ran out of time.

Thank sweetafton
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This castle and the story behind it are amazing. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds and buildings are immaculate. The organization rehabbing this castle and grounds are truly gifted and passionate to restore/ build this castle to George Boldt's vision.

Thank Sara E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The renovations being done at Boldt Castle are amazing. This is definitely worth stopping in if you enjoy castles, mansions and plantations from the 1800 to 1900s. We drove to the Yacht House parking lot from the Canadian side and purchased the combo ticket for both the yacht house and castle which included the boat ride over to the castle round trip for $12.75. The beautiful racing boats and leisure boats housed at the yacht were an added bonus to the tour.

Thank Maggie B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove out to meet my family and had no idea how gorgeous the Thousand Islands really were! A lifelong NYS Resident, we took a ferry ride to the Boldt Castle and it blew me away. The history of the man who built it, why he built it and the renovations taking place to restore it....OMG... I absolutely loved the screen room where you got a peek at this place, then walking through and seeing all the splendor... the guy was a mega tycoon who started from nothing! a MUST see in my opinion... what a love story too! My son in law wanted to go back the next day...we will all go again next year!

Thank Storyteller821820
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story behind this place is amazing. What they've done with a place that had fallen into ruin is truly an extraordinary story. It's a fascinating place to visit, quite extravagant and luxurious in its time.

Thank SanfordFoodie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there's a big back story to this, but I’ll spare you the education. I have been to this site several times over the past 40 years. They have restored all of the 1st and 2nd floors, as well as the power house and the grounds. It’s impressive what a little money could accomplish in the early 1900’s. Access to the castle can be found in Alexandria Bay (We used Uncle Sam’s boat service). Take the “Two Nations” tour in the morning and they’ll drop you off on the island and you can take your time sightseeing, then grab a shuttle back to A-bay. Highly Recommended.

Thank Curtis S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boldt Castle is located just a short boat ride from Alexandria Bay, NY, in the Thousand Islands of northern New York. The town is located on the St. Lawrence River and the castle looms over the town from maybe a quarter mile away. The work that has been done on Boldt Castle is truly amazing. Over the past few years, the 1000 Islands Bridge Authority (who now owns the property) has plowed the profits generated by tourism of this magnificent property to make this as authentic as it was in the early 1900’s. The first two floors have been restored beautifully, and the grounds are truly amazing. There are several tour boat companies who can give you a ride over to the castle for a couple of dollars, and this is a tourist attraction that should not be missed if you are in the area.

Thank bookalukus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really exciting place to see. Large parts of the castle have been beautifully preserved and form an interesting part of the 1000 island visit.

Thank FrequentFlier401585
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is absolutely beautiful! A must see! Not totally finished, but still amazing!! Love it! Lots of history to read also.

Thank Leraus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the don't miss attractions in the 1000 Islands, an unbelievable story that never came to be. A castle built on an island at the turn of the century. Stop to hear the whole history.

Thank hudon2
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