Castle Farms

5052 SR 66
Charlevoix, MI 49720- Map It
Phone: (231) 237-0884

AAA Editor Notes

Castle Farms is 2 mi. e. of US 31 at 5052 SR 66. The castle, modeled after castles in Normandy, France, was built in 1918 by Albert Loeb, acting president of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and showcased innovative farm equipment in the Sears catalog. After a 12-minute film about the history and restoration, visitors set off on their own to explore the castle and gardens. A hedge maze, metal dragon, fish and duck pond, historical collections, a World War II museum and Michigan's largest outdoor model railroad (open late spring through fall, weather permitting) are on the grounds. Tram rides also are available. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$15; $14 (ages 65+); $13 (military with ID); $10 (ages 2-12). An additional fee is charged for guided tours.
Hours: Daily 9-5, May-Oct.; Mon.-Sat. 9-4, rest of year. Guided tours are available late spring-early fall. Hours may vary due to events; phone ahead to confirm.