Monitor construction of a medieval castle

Submitted by Sammy Smith (


Do you want to visit a medieval castle? How about one under construction?

Now you don’t even have to leave this continent to do so!


Make a 12-hour drive (from Atlanta, anyway) to the Ozark mountains of northern Arkansas and tour the construction site for the thirteenth-century Ozark Medieval Fortress, plop down $12 per adult and $8 for those ages six to sixteen, and head off through the trees!

This privately owned endeavor focuses on authenticity. The quarrying and the stonework. The woodworking. Even ironwork. All of it is being done using thirteenth-century methods and techniques.

Planners say it’ll take thirty years to finish the castle, so there’s no big hurry to plan your trip!

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