Singer Castle on Dark Island, USA
Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Visitor Information

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



You are invited to join us for a 45-minute guided tour of Singer Castle on Dark Island, including four floors of the Castle featuring the Great Hall, Library, Dining Room, Breakfast Room, Terrace, Drawing Room, Loggia, Wicker Room, Bedrooms, Guest Rooms and 4th floor Dormitory. All tours are Guided Tours and will be provided from 10:00 am on the hour with the last tour leaving the Main Gate at 4:00 p.m.

Guided tours of the Castle are offered to the public at a cost of US $14.25 per adult, children 4 and up $6.25, $12.25 for military adult and $5.25 for military children. Children under four years of age are our guests; however, young children must be carried by adults. (No strollers are allowed within the Castle). Canadian rates are available.

Please note: Walking and climbing stairs are required to view the interior of the castle. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Singer Castle Video Viewing Room

Those who do not wish to participate in the guided tour are welcome to watch a video of Singer Castle in our video viewing room at no charge or may shop in our Gift Shop. However, to stroll the grounds, one must pay admission and be accompanied by a docent.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop, located in the South Boathouse, offers a range of items for every member of the family. Items include: Singer Castle t-shirts; unique limited edition castle prints, note cards, and postcards, souvenir stuffed animals, we have the Medieval line of Schleich collectibles; limited edition silver and gold Singer Castle coins; work by local artists; ice cream, soda and much more. You are invited to browse. More>>

Please be aware…

Due to the continued Historic Preservation of the Castle, no beverages, food, animals (unless service dogs) or smoking is allowed in the Castle or on the grounds. Smoking is only permitted on the Main Docks. Tours include walking up hill to the castle and multiple steps inside the castle.

No one is allowed in the Castle unless escorted by a Singer Castle Docent. We ask that parents supervise their small children at all times. If children become disruptive to the group, children and a parent will be asked to depart the group. Due to the many steps of the castle, no strollers are allowed inside the castle and small children must be carried.

Boat Transportation to Singer Castle on Dark Island

Visitors may find transportation on shuttle, tour boat, or by personal watercraft.

Uncle Sam Boat Tour departs Alexandria Bay, NY. Find information and reservations at skype 877-253-9229 or on the web at

Schermerhorn Harbor Shuttle Hammond, NY. Call skype 315-324-5966 or on the web at for directions, schedule information.

For Canadian departures contact:

Rockport Boat Lines Rockport, ON. Call skype 800-563-8687.
2016 Departures are currently scheduled for SUNDAY: June 26, July 10, July 17, August 14, August 21, August 28, September 25, October 2.

1000 Islands and Seaway Cruise Lines – Brockville, ON. skype 613-345-7333 or 1-800-353 -3157. Call for schedule!

Private Boaters Welcome!!!

Over 600 feet of free dockage! Dock attendants are on hand and prepared to assist you. Call ahead 315-324-3275 or use your marine radio channel 16*.

Charter group tours are available from Uncle Sam Boat Tours (skype 877-253-9229 or and from Schermerhorn Harbor (skype 315-324-5966 or

* A reminder to boaters from Canadian waters:
Until we establish an Immigration/Customs office on Dark Island, you are obligated to meet all United States criteria. Travelers from outside the United States must go to Heart Island near Alexandria Bay or the town dock in Morristown to clear immigration and customs prior to docking at Dark Island.

We look forward to your visit!

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Art Showcase and Dinner Cruise 2017!

Tickets are $73 and include dinner, transportation, a brief tour, and admission to the Showcase.


June 29th
July 20th
August 3rd
August 17th


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Contact us DIRECTLY:

Singer Castle on Dark Island
Box 59
Chippewa Bay, NY 13623
Toll Free: 1-877-327-5475

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