Henderson Castle Bed & Breakfast | 100 Monroe St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | 269-344-1827
Henderson Castle offers luxury accommodations, fit for a King or Queen, as well as a spa, French dining, and more. In addition, they offer tours, Murder Mystery Dinner Parties, Princess Tea Parties, and cooking classes.
Castle Farms | 5052 M-66, Charlevoix, MI 49720 | 231-237-0884
Castle Farms boasts Michigan’s largest outdoor model railroad with over 2,500 feet of track, a World War I Museum, and extensive gardens and meandering paths. Take a self-guided tour of the castle and view the model railroad, get lost in their hedge maze, feed the ducks and rainbow trout in their reflection pond, and see Norm the Dragon. Seasonal tram tours are available.
Castle Museum of Saginaw County History | 500 Federal Ave, Saginaw, MI 48607 | 989-752-2861
Originally designed as a post office, the castle is now a museum covering Saginaw’s rich history over the centuries, including artifacts from the Native American tribes, first Euro-American settlers of the Saginaw Valley, and the lumbering trade.
Curwood Castle | 224 Curwood Castle Drive, Owosso, MI 48867 | 989-723-2155
The castle’s turrets were home to adventure writer and environmental conservationist, James Oliver Curwood, before he willed the property to the City of Owosso. Now a museum, it offers some of the richest architecture and landscaping around, as well as fun shops and markets. Closed in January, and on Mondays, the castle is open to the public in the afternoons.
Hammond Castle | 80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930 | 978-283-2080
From May through September, visitors can explore the castle’s many rooms with medieval architecture and artifacts spanning from Ancient Rome through the Renaissance and the castle grounds.
Boldt Castle | PO Box 428, Collins Landing, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607 | 315-482-9724
Boldt Castle is located on Heart Island and is only accessible by water. Families can take a self-guided tour of the castle, which was started in 1900 as a tribute to Boldt’s wife. Visit beautiful Italian gardens, a gazebo, and even a dove cote (a tower for keeping doves). Once a year the castle holds a Fairy Tale Adventure where fairy tale princesses and pirates take over the island!
The Art Institute of Chicago | 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603 | 312-443-3600
While in Chicago visit the Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor. This renovated gallery presents artwork, jewelry, altarpieces, and arms and armor from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Worcester Art Museum | 55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609 | 508-799-4406
The Worcester Art Museum has a stunning collection of art from the Medieval Period, world history tours focusing on the Medieval/Renaissance periods and Armor and Knights, arms and armor presentations, and hands on gallery/studio workshops for kids to create their own masterpiece.
The Met Cloisters | 99 Margaret Corbin Dr, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040 | 212-923-3700
The Met Cloisters is the branch of the Met dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe.