- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: January 12, 1997
One is a 98-room fantasy abandoned by its owners after a decade. The other a technological marvel years ahead of its time.
AMERICA'S CASTLES goes north of the border for this privileged, behind-the-scenes tour of Casa Loma and the Parkwood Estate.
Henry Pellatt built a fortune in hydroelectricity, and celebrated his wealth with an extravagant walled castle named Casa Loma. Now, the mansion - with its six acres, stables and private hunting lodge - is one of the nation's most popular attractions, hosting over 350,000 visitors annually.
The fabulous Parkwood Estate was an appropriate home for the forward-looking industrialist Colonel Robert Samuel McLaughlin. Built in 1916, the 55-room mansion has a built-in vacuum system, an electric elevator and even a bowling alley!
Curators, experts and the people who lived there help tell the rich stories of the Canadian Castles.