Gallery: The Gilded Age Boldt Castle in Upstate New York Sits on Its Ow...

Tucked away in the St. Lawrence Seaway in Upstate New York are the 1,000 Islands, once a popular summer retreat for New York’s millionaires during the Gilded Age. One island was purchased by George Boldt, a proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, where he began to build an epic castle for his wife and family to summer on. The castle was left unfinished in 1904 — but after 100 years of decay it recently underwent a rigorous restoration process, and opened to visitors just a few years ago. A short boat ride can transport visitors to the newly rehabilitated castle, which provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of America’s Gilded Age, and a chance to enjoy the Castle's lush tree-lined grounds, which overlook the beautiful river.

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  1. Aim Patrick March 26, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Toured this as a teen and dreamed of how it looks now. Glad to see the money was found to complete it.

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