Singer Castle on Dark Island, USA
Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Visitor Information

Hours of Operation – Latest News

Spring – 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.

The castle will be open Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 1st and Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning May 11th thru mid June when we will be open daily 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the final tour of the day at 4:00 p.m. Call 315-324-3275 to confirm hours.

The Uncle Sam Boat Tours with departures from Alexandria Bay. The schedule of cruises and ticket sales can be found at Tour departures from Alexandria Bay are currently scheduled 10 a.m. every weekday and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends. Schedules are subject to change.

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.


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 $14.25 per adult, children 4 and up $7.25, $12.25 for military adult and $6.25 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.

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 Tours
Three Hour two castle tours depart from Alexandria Bay.
Call 315-482-2611
Visit to pre purchase tickets and to check daily schedule.
Schedule varies with the season.

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

For Canadian departures contact:

Rockport Boat Lines Rockport, ON. Call skype 800-563-8687.
Rockport Boat Lines 2019 Schedule:
Saturdays: June 22, July 13, 20, 27, August 10, 24, September 14
Sundays: July 7, August 18, September 22
Thursdays: August 1

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, from Schermerhorn Harbor (skype 315-324-5966 or and from Clayton Island Tours (skype 315-686-4820 or

* 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.

We look forward to your visit!

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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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