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Summer Operations for Singer Castle
We are following New York State guidelines for business during the COVID19 pandemic. Our staff will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing with our guests and we request that our guests also follow the guidelines. Tour group size will be limited.
Singer Castle will be open weekends thru Sunday, October 17, 2021 and weekdays during September and October when the Uncle Sam Boat Tours are scheduled.
Reservations for the boat tours can be made at www.usboattours.com. Private boaters should call 315-324-3275 to check each day’s schedule. Most boat tours are scheduled to arrive at the castle at 11:00 a.m. Schedules are subject to change.
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 on the hour with the last tour leaving the Main Gate one hour prior to closing.
Guided tours of the Castle are offered to the public at a cost of US $14.75 per adult, children 4 and up $7.75, $12.75 for military adult and $6.75 for military children. Children under four years of age are our guests; however, young children must be carefully monitored by adults at all times. (No strollers are allowed within the Castle). Extended private tours may be arranged by appointment. Call for additional information and rates.
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.
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
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 Tours
Three Hour two castle tours depart from Alexandria Bay.
Visit www.usboattours.com to pre purchase tickets and to check daily schedule.
Schedule varies with the season.
Schermerhorn Harbor Shuttle
Hammond, NY. Call 315-324-5966 or on the web at www.schermerhornharbor.com for directions, schedule information.
Schermerhorn Harbor Marina Schedule:
- The shuttle from Schermerhorn Harbor will operate Saturday and Sunday only May 22 to June 20. From June 22 to September 5 the shuttle will operate Tuesday thru Sunday. Departures are at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30. The last shuttle of the season is on Sunday, September 5th.
Schedule subject to change without prior notice.
Charter group tours
Charter group tours are available from Uncle Sam Boat Tours ( 877-253-9229 or www.usboattours.com), from Schermerhorn Harbor ( 315-324-5966 or www.schermerhornharbor.com) and from Clayton Island Tours ( 315-686-4820 or www.claytonislandtours.com).
For Canadian departures contact:
Rockport Boat Lines
Rockport, ON. Call 800-563-8687 or on the web at www.rockportcruises.com.
* For boaters from Canadian waters:
You are obligated to check in with Customs and Immigration. Under the new small boat reporting procedures that are now in effect, you may now check in using the CBP ROAM app. You may use the CBP iPad station in our Gift Shop or use the ROAM app on you iPhone or Android.
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*.