The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands Sights


Singer Castle

Singer Castle Review

Guides leAD 45-minute tours, up and down many stairs, through this lovely turn-of-the-20th-century castle on Dark Island. The castle, originally known as the Towers, was built as a summer home for Frederick G. Bourne, president of the Singer sewing-machine company. Famed American architect Ernest Flagg modeled the four-story, 28-room structure on a Scottish castle, giving it all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies. To get here, take a boat from Alexandria Bay. Empire Boat Lines and Uncle Sam Boat Tours include Singer Castle in their sightseeing cruises.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Dark Island, Alexandria Bay, NY, 13646
  • Phone: 877/327–5475
  • Cost: $12
  • Hours: Mid-May–mid-June and Labor Day–mid-Oct., weekends 10–5; mid-June–Labor Day, daily 10–5; last tour leaves the boathouse at 4.
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  • Location: Alexandria Bay

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