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The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands Sights

Singer Castle

  • Building/Architectural Site

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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.

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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.


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