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"Boldt Castle" 1000 Islands Tip by hayward68

1000 Islands, Kingston: 21 reviews and 31 photos

Built as a display of his love by George C. Boldt for his wife Louise, the castle was started in 1900 on Heart Island. However, construction ground to a halt in 1904 at the untimely death of Louise. A heartbroken George never returned to the island. For 73 years the castle was left to withstand the elements until 1977 when the 1000 Islands Bridge Authority bought the island. They finished the castle and have maintained it as a tourist attraction ever since.
It's American property but is visited by many of the cruises. However, if you're visiting Canada and don't have a visa to visit the US, you probably won't be allowed onto the island.

Address: Heart Island
Directions: About 19 miles from Kingston, ON, Canada, via Route 2
Phone: +1 613-549-5544

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 26, 2002
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