America's Castles


America's Castles is an A&E documentary series that showcased the most extraordinary and elaborate mansions, house and castles in America. Several episodes showed castles outside of America though as well, such as ones in Scotland and England. The show lasted from 1994 to 1997. From old castles built at the turn of the 20th century to more modern masterpieces, this show highlighted them all, pointing out their marvelous architecture and fascinating individuality and custom made interiors. See Rockefeller's sprawling country estate in the Hudson Valley, Donald Trump's mansion in Palm Beach Florida, mansions designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Chateau Sur Mer, The Breakers, the Marble House, Chinqua-Penn Plantation and many, many more. The show was hosted by curators and the directors of the estates, giving close and highly education views on all the castles.

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The Newport Mansions

Elegant summer retreats in Newport, R.I., include Chateau sur Mer.


Hudson River Valley Estates

Turn-of-the-century Wall Street tycoons build Hudson River Valley palaces.


The Homes of Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright and domestic architecture; Oak Park; Taliesin; Taliesin West.


Hearst Castle: San Simeon

William Randolph Hearst's San Simeon.


The Vanderbilts Abroad

Forced to marry English royalty, Consuelo Vanderbilt endures a stormy relationship in Blenheim Palace.


The Biltmore Estate

George Washington Vanderbilt's 255 room, French-style Biltmore.


Mexico's White House: Chapultepec Castle

Mexico City's Chapultepec Castle and Casa de la Bola.


The Roosevelt Homes

Theodore Roosevelt's Sagamore Hill; FDR's Campobello.


The Victorian Era : The Mark Twain House, Glessner House & Glenmont - Thomas Edison's Home

Victorian estates; the Glessner home; Mark Twain House; Edison's Glenmont.



Savannah's ante-bellum mansions include the Owens-Thomas House and Telfair Academy.


New York City

New York City; the Frick collection; Coe Hall in Long Island; the Bartow-Pell Mansion in the Bronx.


Gold Coast Estates

Long Island estates: Old Westbury; the Guggenheims' Sands Point.


The Plantation Era

Southern plantations; Nottaway, Louisiana's white castle; Mississippi's Stanton Hall; 'Nutt's Folly.'


The Grand Adirondack Camps

The Adirondacks: J.P. Morgan's Camp Uncas; Vanderbilt's Sagamore Lodge; Durant's Pine Knot.


Florida's Grand Estates


Grand Resorts II

A visit to America's greatest resorts, including the Hotel del Coronado, which has hosted nine presidents; the Mission Inn, which boasts excesses of architecture and the Grand, with the world's largest porch - 660 feet.


Gardens And Galleries

Visit magnificent estates built to house world-class collections of rare books and art. Included are Huntington Home, now a premiere research centre and the Reynolds House Museum of American Art.


Lumber Barons

Mansions of the lumber barons; Victorian on Lake Superior; French chateau in California; Tudor in Wisconsin.
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The Homes of Frank Lloyd Wright

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