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Castles in the United States

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 Originally made of earth and wood, later castles were built of stone, including the majority of these American castles, so many still survive today.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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  • Carey Mansion

    Photo: reynolds.james.e / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Newport, Rhode Island
  • Castle Craig

    Photo: indy333uk / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Meriden, Connecticut
  • Castle Museum

    Saginaw, Michigan

    The Castle Museum, previously known as Castle Station or Saginaw Post Office, in Saginaw, Michigan, USA is a historic structure on the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently the home of the Historical Society of Saginaw County and officially known as the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History.  ...more
  • Castle Rock

    Castle Rock, Colorado