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
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    George Boldt

    Courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council
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    Louise Boldt

    Courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council
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    Boldt Castle flower bed

    Dave Parfitt
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    Heart motif in plaster at Boldt Castle

    George Fischer, courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council
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    Heart motif in wood at Boldt Castle

    George Fischer, courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council
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    Stained glass with heart motif and stag (or hart) at Boldt Castle

    Dave Parfitt
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    Stained glass dome with heart motif at Boldt Castle

    Dave Parfitt
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    Entry arch with stags (or harts) at Boldt Castle

    David Parfitt
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    Alster Tower playhouse at Boldt Castle

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

    George Fischer courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council
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    The staircase and grand hallway at Boldt Castle with Louise Boldt portrait

    Dave Parfitt
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    Boldt Castle grounds and gazebo

    Dave Parfitt
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    Boldt Castle on Heart Island

    Courtesy 1000 Islands International Tourism Council
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