(Under Construction)

This is an artists conception of what the castle will look like when finished.

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To see a few of the interesting things that have occured at the castle in the past:

The 2006 Siege of Dupont Castle

The 2009 siege of Dupont Castle

2010 Murder Mystery at Dupont Castle



The overall long range plan.


View from the building location.

Picture of the royal wishing well we built.

Picture of the royal stone gateposts that we built

What the building site looked like at the end of 1998.

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For pictures of work done in 2018, scroll down this page.


Pictures of recent progress ( 2018)




2-5-2018 This is what the castle looks like on February 5th. We had a little snow again, but it's not much and should be gone in a few days. I have not started to do any work yet this year because the next thing I need to do is lay more blocks. The weather is not yet good enough to do that.



3-19-2018 Our friends Tony and MaryBeth came up for a visit. They were Patty's next door neighbors back in Alexandria for many years. We all had a nice time, and we are glad they went to the trouble to come see us.



3-20-2018 What the heck is this stuff? It's supposed to be the first day of spring. We have six inches so far and it's supposed to keep snowing till tomorrow afternoon.



3-22-2018 We got a total of eleven inches of snow over two days. I used the backhoe to plow the driveway. On my way back up the hill, I was greeted by four of our deer friends. One was heard to say "What the heck is that big orange thing?".



4-2-2018 This snow must be a little April Fools joke. Only problem is that it came a day after April first.



4-2-2018 Through rain, through hail, through sleet or snow, our deer friends come to visit us.



4-5-2018 Today our friends Woody and Winnie stopped by to visit. They don't usually both show up at the same time.



4-8-2018 This is a photo of my relatives that came to visit us. They came all the way from the west coast and stayed a few days. We certainly had fun having them here. They seem to have enjoyed themselves. Perhaps they can come for a longer visit next time.



4-8-2018 We now have a new knight at the castle. I encourage anyone who is foolish enough to consider attacking our castle to remember that it is now being protected by Sir Jaden.



4-11-2018 The weather is getting better now. Soon I will be able to start laying block again. The next goal is to finish the wall in front of the great hall.



4-13-2018 I've started laying blocks. I asked duke if he wanted to lay some blocks. He thought I said "do you want to lay next to some blocks?".



4-18-2018 I've finished row five on this portion of the wall. Five rows down, fifteen to go.



4-23-2018 The block inspector showed up today to check out the new work. She said it all looked okay.



4-23-2018 I have now finished row eight. Eight rows down, twelve rows to go.



5-2-2018 I have sad news to report. Today, we lost our good friend Wizard. We adopted him at the animal shelter eleven years ago. He has been a very good cat and a very good friend. We will miss him.



5-4-2018 Row twelve is now finished. Twelve rows down, eight rows to go.



5-4-2018 I have also started working on the left side of the gatehouse.



5-15-2018 I have finished row 13, 7 more to go.



5-15-2018 I have also finished row 12 on both sides of the gatehouse. This allows me to place the steel pieces across the tops of the doors.



5-15-2018 The steel is 1/4 inch thick and it bends a little so I spot welded a 2 inch wide piece across the top to make it a little more rigid.


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Queen Patricia and I would like to say a special THANK YOU to the following people who have volunteered time and energy to help with the work at the castle site.

Bill Postlethwait
Mariann Postlethwait
Mark Eastwood
Barbara Gay
Jim Eaton
Carol Eaton
John Miller
Terry Robinson
Shereen Robinson
Brad Hurliman
Rob Dekarske
Shirley Mandler
T.O. Galloway
Bill White
Adam Elliott
Mike Rozalski

I would also like to thank the following people for advice, technical assistance, encouragement, and moral support:

John Miller - Bull Run Castle
Ron Bigbee - Castle Avalon
Sir Randy Michael - Chateau LaRoche
Peter Wing - Wings Castle
Sue Maxwell - Ravenwood Castle
Mike Freeman - Castell Gwynn
Roger Greim - Kataryna Castle
Bruce Busboom - Busboom Castle
Meme Hardin - Hardin Castle
Wyatt C Mortensen - Sleeping Beauty Castle
David O'Connor - Castle Anam Cara
Mike Newman - Newman's Castle

We would like to thank the following people who donated either money, furnishings, or building materials to the Dupont Castle building project.

Bill & Mariann Postlethwait
Shirley Zimmerman & Bob Hampl
Mark Eastwood &Barbara Gay
Frank & Beverly Frederick
Bentley & PamWestfield
Al Dumit
Frank Bredimus - Berkeley castle
Mack & Mattie McLaughlin
Terry and Rick Moody - Sky High Castle
John & Pat Beno
Terry and Linda Jemison
Tientje Willis
Carl & Christine Hanfling
Charles Klusarits
Rick & Shirley Rutherford
T.O. Galloway and Shirley Mandler
Bill White
Annamae and Ron Ankeny
Keith Nolan
Foy and Helen Varner
Jim Fassio
Richard Taylor
Tony and MaryBeth Heller

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