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Heart Island

Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13640
+1 315-482-9724
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We drove 4 hours after a Google search showed hours of operation to be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Holly R
Fascinating visit

We toured Boldt Castle and found it to be a charming place with interesting history. The castle and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Columbus, Ohio
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This five-acre island located in the Thousand Islands area is home to the Boldt Castle.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good18%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, NY 13640
+1 315-482-9724
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove 4 hours after a Google search showed hours of operation to be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to discover it was closed for the season. This was a wasted day of vacation. Huge disappointment!

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We toured Boldt Castle and found it to be a charming place with interesting history. The castle and the grounds are well kept. The folks who work there are well informed and can answer any questions you have.

Thank lizslay
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We started on Wellesly Island at the Boldt Boathouse. It was very interesting and worth a 20 minute visit, but not a "must see". The ferry wasn't running from the boathouse to Heart Island and the Castle due to high winds. We waited for a...More

Thank Dennis A
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful island hosting the Boldt Castle. Beautiful grounds, gardens and history. Highly recommended!

Thank Valocher12
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Heart Island is beautiful, as is Boldt Castle. The grounds are magnificent and well maintained. The castle has had so much work since our 1st visit 30 years ago. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent here.

Thank deeremom430
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The grounds to Boldt Castle are worth seeing on their own.All the flowers,bushes and trees are well maintained.

Thank BuRickJr44
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A beautiful renovated castle brought back to life by the Thousand Island Bridge Authority. There are shuttles from Alexandria Bay on the hour. Weddings are performed there.

Thank Hotfudge13
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We picked the Gananoque Boat Line to get to the Island. It was a 5 hours cruise, it included 2 hours on Heart Island where Boldt Castle is located.This place is a must see! The castle itself and the garden is really beautiful! I loved...More

Thank Nora0008
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Heart Island was once the idea of a man building a home for his wife, and now is being restored. The area is home to about 70 weddings each year/

Thank michaelbQ168AO
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Loved heart island and the story behind the castle that was built there by George Boldt for his loving wife, who died before it was completed. It's worth the trip!

Thank Roadtriplady14
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22 August 2017|
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Response from Ken D | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that there is much open down by the water in Alexandria Bay early in the morning. I imagine there might be even fewer options in September. It might be better to pack a lunch the night before.