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 Originally made of earth and wood, later castles were built of stone, including the majority of these American castles, so many still survive today.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.
Carey MansionNewport, Rhode Island
Castle CraigMeriden, Connecticut
Saginaw, MichiganThe 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.
Castle RockPhoto: Dave Dugdale / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 2.0Castle Rock, Colorado
- Dearborn, MichiganFair Lane was the name of the estate of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford and his wife Clara Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, in the United States. It was named after an area in County Cork in Ireland where Ford's adoptive grandfather, Patrick Ahern, was born. The 1,300-acre estate along the River Rouge included a large limestone house, an electrical power plant on the dammed river, a greenhouse, a boathouse, riding stables, a children's playhouse, a treehouse and extensive landmark gardens designed by Chicago landscape architect Jens Jensen. The residence and part of the estate grounds are open to the public as a historical landscape and house museum and preserved as a National Historic ...more
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domainGlenside, PennsylvaniaGrey Towers Castle is a building on the campus of Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania which is in Cheltenham Township, a suburb of Philadelphia, USA. The castle was designed by Horace Trumbauer and built starting in 1893 as the estate of William Welsh Harrison. The university purchased the estate in 1929 for $712,500, equal to $9,785,828 today. Classes were split between the two locations until 1962, when the school moved all of its operations to the Glenside area. The castle is a registered National Historic Landmark.