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 2016!
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 castle will open for tours on Saturday, May 21, 2016. From May 21st – June 27th the castle will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. = 5 p.m. Tours begin on the hour with the last tour of the day leaving the South Dock at 4 p.m.
During May and June mid-week tours will be available by appointment and on days when boat tours are scheduled. Check www.usboattours.com for schedule.
June 27th –Labor Day the castle will be open daily 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. with the last tour of the beginning at 4 p.m.
After Labor Day, the castle will be open Saturdays and Sundays 10-4. We will be open weekdays when boat tours are scheduled. Please check www.usboattours.com to see when boats are scheduled. Tours will also be available by appointment.
The last scheduled day of operations for the 2016 season is Sunday, October 9th.
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>>