Castles in America
It might be a little bit of a stretch to talk about castles in America seeing as the great period of castle building predates the country. But we do have some wonderful castles here and a whole lot of forts that practically qualify as castles. So here I am also including forts in america.
Will Travels Medieval America - Will is on a quest to build a castle. And as part of this he has embarked on an adventure across America visiting castles, blacksmiths, meaderies, museums and all sorts of medieval places. You can follow along on the adventure! Yes, there are castles in America and Will is visiting them!! Check it out here: Medieval America
New Video episode of Medieval America - In this episode of my youtube channel I travel south down the Hudson river toward New York City. Along the Way I stop at four castles: Medieval America Episode 10
Hearst Castle - Also Known as San Simeon - Built as a palace home by the Newspaper Magnate William Randolph Hearst. It is now an amazing museum of art and architecture. Hearst Castle
The Castles of Arizona - I took a trip to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon. And while researching the state I found that there are some interesting castles there. Well, they aren't of course European fortresses but they are fun and I am glad I visited them. Learn more and see some pics here: The Castles of Arizona
The Cranston Street Armory - It is a fortress in Providence Rhode Island that has been used by the Coast Guard, Military Police and National Gtuard. It was built in 1907 and right now is not being used for need of renovations. Big beautiful building with gorgeous yellow bricks. See more pics here
This is part of my castles of America Project where I travel to various castles and fortresses in America.
Winnekenni Castle - This is a cute little castle located in Haverhill Massachusetts. It is almost 150 years old and has endured a lot. Yet it still remains. It now hosts functions, weddings and the occasional car show. I took a trip to it and you can learn more, see more pictures here: Winnekenni Castle
LuckNow Castle in New Hampshire - Also Known as "The Castle in the Clouds"
It's an interesting little castle nestled in the mountains of New Hampshire and just about 100 years old. I have visited and have some pictures and more information right here: LuckNow Castle
Belcourt Castle in Newport, RI - One of those gorgeous mansion castles along Bellevue avenue in Newport. And it has some interesting stories of objects inside that are haunted, like a suit of armor and a statue. Belcourt Castle
A Man Builds his own castle in Michigan - You don't have to buy a castle. You could build one! That's exactly what this couple in Michigan did! He sent me a terrific description of the how and why. Of course it has octagonal rooms and a spiral staircase! There is a youtube video also. A Medieval Castle in Michigan
Gillette Castle - A very peculiar castle perched on the bank of the Connecticut River. Mr Gillette made his wealth performing Sherlock Holmes in theather in the 19th Century. See a video and more pictures of Gillette Castle
A look inside Kimball Castle - This is an old and run down castle in New Hampshire. It is purported to be haunted and it looks like people have events or halloween parties in it. There are some interesting archictural things about this castle including a beautiful atrium skylight. Kimball Castle I have pictures of the outside and inside.
A look inside a real New England Medieval Castle. I took a trip to Hammond castle. This is a Gothic Castle with an amazing history and some wonderful stuff inside. Pictures and More.. Inside a Medieval Castle
Fort Monroe - In Virgina
Up until just a few years ago this Civil War era stone fortress was still being used by the Military. A lot of wonderful history in this Fort. Fort Monroe