Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle

Amazing footage of a drone flyover at Craigdarroch Castle National Historic Site and Museum in Victoria, BC Canada A gift to The Castle Society supports the ongoing restoration and curatorial process. With your help, we can protect and preserve this extraordinary piece of Canada’s heritage. Should you wish to donate to our monthly giving program, please visit our Monthly Giving page.The Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society has a membership structure to encourage personal or business involvement. Please join us in helping to conserve the Castle and bring its stories to life. You’ll enjoy the privileges that membership offers.Craigdarroch Castle is a definitively Victorian experience. It is a shining example of a “bonanza castle” — massive houses built for entrepreneurs who became wealthy during the industrial age. In this case, the industrialist was Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal.This legendary Victorian mansion, built between 1887 and 1890 on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria, announced to the world that Robert Dunsmuir was the richest and most important man in Western Canada.He died in 1889, leaving his entire estate to his wife Joan, who lived in the Castle until her death in 1908. thecastle.ca

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