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Plan a fairy tale trip to a real castle
More than a century ago, George Boldt, the turn-of-the-20th-century proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, purchased Hart Island to build a monument to express his love for Louise.  She never got to see it. 
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Heart Island

(George Fischer courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council )

George Boldt

(Courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council )

Louise Boldt

(Courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council )

Boldt Castle flower bed

(Dave Parfitt )

Heart motif in plaster at Boldt Castle

(George Fischer, courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council )

Heart motif in wood at Boldt Castle

(George Fischer, courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council )

Stained glass with heart motif and stag (or hart) at Boldt Castle

(Dave Parfitt)

Stained glass dome with heart motif at Boldt Castle

(Dave Parfitt)

Entry arch with stags (or harts) at Boldt Castle

(David Parfitt)

Alster Tower playhouse at Boldt Castle

(Dave Parfitt )

Thousand Islands Bridge over the St. Lawrence River connecting New York with Ontario

(George Fischer courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council )

The staircase and grand hallway at Boldt Castle with Louise Boldt portrait

(Dave Parfitt )

Boldt Castle grounds and gazebo

(Dave Parfitt)

Boldt Castle on Heart Island

(Courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council )

Plan a fairy tale trip to a real castle

More than a century ago, George Boldt, the turn-of-the-20th-century proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, purchased Hart Island to build a monument to express his love for Louise.  She never got to see it. 

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