Discover this legendary estate’s history.
Chateau Charmant’s history begins in 2003, when Robert Palmer purchased 149 acres of ranchland. As architect and builder, Robert Palmer conceived a retreat~castle and sent Bonnie a drawing of this castle like home, with the words "I want to build you a castle" scrawled across the bottom. After several objections, Bonnie acquiesced and from that sketch grew Chateau Charmant, inspired by a magnificent 13th century French Chateau. Almost all of the work has been done by the Palmer's'.
It is believed to be the largest castle built by the smallest crew in the world.
The estate, although, still unfinished has harbored the dreams of the Palmer's to create a haven of learning, education and a commitment to benefit and give back to the community. In 2020 the idea of forming a Non- Profit began... Castleshire, (a Federal Not- For-Profit).
Castleshire, is a historical-educational village and castle to teach ancient skills, relive historical village lifestyle and work, an organization formed to educate and increase the knowledge of the public about historic events by researching, studying, and involving the public in historically accurate reenactments. Then giving back to charitable organizations through the Castles extraordinary Benefit Events throughout the year.
The Dream is that there will eventually be:
Eventually as we grow we would like to add a bakery with mill, Illuminators, a Guttenberg press (reproduction), glass blowing, silversmith and jewelry, black-smiting, making musical instruments, casting corbels, mold making, embroiders, calligraphy, tanning, spinning, candy making and more, for all to appreciate where they’ve come from, so they can better understand and direct where they are going. Thus creating a LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM!
We stand for the preservation of history and are dedicated to enriching lives through living history.
Castleshire inspires imagination by experiencing old time crafts and village life making life fun and independent of technology.
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Transforming Lives through teaching Living History!