The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands Sights

Singer Castle

  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Dark Island, Alexandria Bay, New York, 13646, United States



Sight Details:

  • $12
  • 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.

Published 10/27/2015


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