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 2015!
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
The 2015 season will run from Saturday, May 16th to Sunday, October 11, 2015.
May 16th – June 20, 2015 The castle will be open 4 days a week: Saturdays and Sundays 10-5 with the last tour of the day at 4 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon to 4 pm. Tours are also available by appointment for groups.
June 26th through Labor Day, Monday, September 1st, the castle will be open seven days a week 10-5 with the last tour of the day at 4 p.m.
After Labor Day, the castle will be open 4 days a week: Saturdays and Sundays 10-5 with the last tour of the day at 4 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon to 4 pm. Tours will also be available by appointment.
The last scheduled day of operation for the 2015 season is Sunday, October 11th.
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>>