17th-century fort in St. Augustine, FL. Oldest masonry fort in US. Never defeated in battle. 5 peaceful transfers of ownership. Now a National Park Service site.
Castillo de San Marco | St Augustine, FL
Belvedere Castle is a popular tourist attraction in Central Park. It was designed as an ornamental castle, but today visitors climb its stairs for panoramic views of the park.
Belvedere Castle | New York, NY
This unfinished castle was built by millionaire George C. Boldt for his wife, but she died before it was completed. It now stands on an island in the Thousand Islands region of New York and is open to the public.
Boldt Castle | Alexandria, NY
Biltmore Estate, the largest home in the US, is a must-see in Asheville. Tour the 250-room mansion, complete with 16th-century tapestries and a 70-foot-tall banquet hall.
Biltmore Estate | Asheville, NC
In 1922, inventor John Hays Hammond Jr. built a castle in Gloucester, MA to house his collection of European artifacts. Today, the Hammond Castle is open to the public for tours.
Hammond Castle | Gloucester, MA
Bannerman Castle in New York is a ruin that can be seen from the Hudson River. Tours are available to learn about its history.
Bannerman Castle | Pollepel Island, NY
Ha Ha Tonka Castle is a ruined castle in the Lake of the Ozarks region of Missouri. It was built by Robert McClure Snyder in the early 1900s, but it was never completed. The castle burned down in 1942, but the ruins are still a popular tourist destination.
Ha Ha Tonka Castle | Camdenton, MO
Loveland Castle is a medieval-style castle located in Loveland, Ohio. It was built by Harry D. Andrews, who was inspired by his travels to Europe. The castle is open to the public as a museum, wedding venue, and Boy Scout camping destination.
Loveland Castle | Loveland, OH