Totally worth the trip! Ice Castles now open in new location, North Woodstock!
New location for 2019! The New Hampshire Ice Castles can now be visited at their new home in North Woodstock!
The Ice Castle will be open for tours daily. We suggest visiting at night, when multicolored lights embedded in the ice will transform the castle into a glowing, otherworldly spectacle! See this awesome video highlighting how the castles are built!
The New Hampshire Ice Castle will be open January 11 – March 2019!
New Events for 2019!
Enchanted Frozen Princess
Saturdays at 12:00pm-4:00pm
No princess appearances on February 23
Meet the Ice Princesses and take a photo with them as you enter their frozen home. The Ice Princesses will be greeting guests at Ice Castles on Saturdays from noon to 4:00pm.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:15pm – 10:15pm
Enjoy a high energy fire show at Ice Castles! They will amaze you with a versatile and unique show using many different manipulation props including fire breathing, spinning, hula, and more. Shows run periodically throughout the set times.
NEW Hours for 2019!
- Monday: CLOSED (except for holidays on 1/21, 2/18 & 2/25)
- Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 4pm – 9pm
- Friday: 4pm – 10:30 pm
- Saturday: 12pm – 10:30pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
- Online- General Admission (12+): $15.95 Child (4-11): $10.95
- Online- General Admission (12+): $18.95 Child (4-11): $15.95
NEW Location for 2019!
Hobo Railroad Ice Castles
24 Clark Farm Road
North Woodstock, NH 03262
How are they built?
They start by “growing” more than 5,000 icicles each day that they harvest and sculpt together. Newly placed icicles are then drenched in freezing water. The blend of icicle placement, changing temperatures, water volume, and wind result in an astonishing variety of ice formations. And so all of the beauty you see at the ice castle is a unique blend of an artistic eye and mother nature’s work.
The process is repeated once or twice a day, depending on temperatures. and after about a few weeks of growth they can create very large towers, tunnels, archways, caves, caverns, and safe pathways for pedestrian exploration. Continued development of the structures throughout the winter results in an evolving ice masterpiece. Odds are, that if you come to visit one of the ice castles more than once, you’ll have two very different experiences.