WELCOME TO SINGER CASTLE where history is more than a time past
Singer Castle on Dark Island is open to the public to visitors who wish to have a guided tour of the intricate architecture, beautiful furnishings and puzzling secret passages of our magnificent 100-year old Castle.
We look forward to your visit in 2017!
Visitors will be greeted by smiling, enthusiastic tour guides sharing the unique history of the “hunting lodge” of Commodore Frederick Gilbert Bourne. The tour guides will provide you with a 45-minute tour and narrative of the historic structure. Visitors will be treated to four floors filled with furnishings and artifacts original to the castle. You will see many of the secret passages, and of course speculate on their purpose. There are 80 steps up from the Great Hall, so wear your walking shoes!
Visitors come from as far as Europe and as close as our own backyard of Chippewa Bay, all wanting to experience the mystery and history of the Castle. Plan to make Singer Castle the highlight of your 1000 Islands experience.
Hours of Operation
Singer Castle will open for a 15th season on Saturday, May 6, 2017. The castle will be open for tours seven days a week thru mid-October. Hours will vary based on boat tour schedules during May, June, September and October. During those months please call or check our facebook page the day before you plan to visit to confirm our schedule. During July and August tours will be offered hourly beginning at 10 a.m. with the last tour of the day at 4 p.m. In addition to regularly scheduled tours, we will offer extended private tours of the castle and grounds by appointment. Transportation to the castle will again be provided by Uncle Sam Boat Tours, Schermerhorn Harbor, Rockport Boat Lines and 1000 Islands and Seaway Boat Tours and there are over 600’ of dockage available for private boaters.
Please check: Uncle Sam Bout Tours – Singer Castle Schedule
Toll Free: 1-877-327-5475
The Royal Suite
You might take the opportunity to be the King of the Castle and stay in our exquisite Royal Suite complete with private modern bath, luxury furnishings and bedding, designer carpeting, and of course, million dollar views of the Canadian sunset and American sunrise.
Package includes private tour, accommodations, and catered dinner and breakfast. More>>
The Singer Castle Gift Shop and Video Viewing Room are located in the South Boathouse. The shop offers many items for visitors to take home as a souvenir of their time at Dark Island. More>>