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Castles in the United States

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A List of American castles. Every famous castle from United States has been included, with photos. This USA castles list is in alphabetical order by the name of the castle. Originally made of earth and wood, later castles were built of stone, including the majority of these American castles, so many still survive today. Spanning a period of 900 years during the middle ages, castles come in many styles of architecture and design. Despite their differences though, they all have one feature in common-- they are fortified. Castles are defensive structures specifically built to withstand attack in the medieval world. Technologies such as arrowslits, murder-holes, and moats further improved their capabilities. Castles finally fell out of favor with the advent of gun powder, as offensive technologies, such as canons, rendered castles largely obsolete. Of course, American history does not go back to the medieval days, so the majority of these castles were built more for show than for any defensive security reasons. Castle builders are an eccentric lot to be sure. 

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    Bannerman's Castle

    Pollepel Island in New York
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    Beardslee Castle

    Little Falls, New York
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    Belvedere Castle
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    Central Park West, New York, New York
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    Bishop Castle

    In the San Isabel National Forest, Rye, Colorado
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    On Heart Island, Alexandria Bay, New York
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    Boston University Castle

    Boston, Massachusetts
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    Carey Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island
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    Castello di Amorosa

    Calistoga, California
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    Castillo de San Marcos

    St. Augustine, Florida
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    Castle Craig

    Meriden, Connecticut
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    Castle Gatehouse

    On the Washington Aqueduct, Washington, D.C.
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    Castle Rock

    Castle Rock, Colorado
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    Chateau Laroche
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    Loveland, Ohio
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    Cinderella Castle

    At Disney World, Orlando, Florida
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    Coral Castle

    Miami, Florida
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