Guided Tour of Historic Castle Farms Event Venue

Admission Information

Annual Admission Pass

Admission passes are available for purchase online or in the Welcome Center and each pass includes Self-Guided Historical Tour access that day and every day until December 31st of the current year.  You are welcome to visit during our open hours of operation (hours and directions here).  When purchasing your Annual Admission Pass, select the date that you would like your passes prepared, not necessarily the date you next plan to visit.  Learn about our tour options and tram ride schedule below!

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Daily Self-Guided Historical Tours

Self-guided tours

Embark on a leisurely Castle adventure with our self-guided tour, perfect for all ages. Engage in a game of tag within our charming hedge maze, trace the journey of model railroad engines as they traverse over 2,000 feet of track, and delight in feeding the ducks and Rainbow Trout at the Reflection Pond. Don’t forget to visit Norm, the giant Dragon.

For an added treat, hop on a Tram Tour of the Castle property (included) during one of its seasonal runs (weather permitting). No reservations are required, allowing you to seamlessly enjoy the Castle’s wonders at your own pace.

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Daily Guided Historical Tours

Guided tour

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history through a guided tour, available almost daily from June to Mid-September. Let our knowledgeable guides weave tales and share over 100 years of captivating history with you. The experience unfolds with a historic video, complemented by a tram ride (seasonal, weather permitting), and a guided walking tour encompassing the Castle, its grounds, and an array of intriguing private collections. Uncover the layers of the past and witness the Castle’s evolution through the insightful narratives provided by our expert guides.  Reservations are suggested but not required.

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Tram Schedule

Tram rides through the property are offered during the Northern Michigan Summer season.  Starting on Tuesday, June 6th, tram tours are an enjoyable adventure that adds to each self-guided or guided historical tour admission.  The tram schedule is subject to change due to the weather and our private event schedule.

Tuesday-Thursday  11:15am, 1:45pm, 3:30pm

Friday-Sunday  11:15am & 1:45pm; 3:30pm tram available when the Castle is open past 3pm.

Saturday, July 22 – 11:15am TRAM NOT AVAILABLE


Castle Farms is a historic location built between 1916 and 1919.  The property fell into ruin until it was purchased by our current owners in 2001.  The property was then restored and renovated around the remaining stone structures, and features many ways for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy their Castle Farms visit.  There are elevators to reach the King’s Great Hall, a second-story reception room. There are also handicap accessible and family restrooms at several locations throughout the property.  Although some areas of the grounds with intricately designed structures do not offer an immediate lift or elevator option, the exterior driveways and walking paths are commonly available to reach different interior levels with ease. Also, on any given date, an assortment of wheel chairs and/or walkers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Lastly, check out these virtual tours through the Able Eyes organization to view our property prior to your arrival!

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