The Historical Loveland Castle & Museum

The Historical Loveland Castle & Museum Chateau Laroche was built as an expression and reminder of the simple strength and rugged grandeur of the mighty men who lived when Knighthood was in flower. It was their knightly zeal for honor, valor and manly purity that lifted mankind out of the moral midnight of the dark ages and started it towards the gray dawn of human hope. Present human decadence proves a need for similar action. Already the ancient organization of Knights have been re-activated to save society. Any man of high ideas who wishes to help save civilization is invited to become a member of the Knights of the Golden Trail, whose only vows are the Ten Commandments. Chateau Laroche is the World headquarters of this organization, started in 1927.

Now in our winter schedule

Saturdays and Sundays only 11am to 5pm

Weather Permitting!


  • Adults (13 and over) $5.00
  • Kids (12 years and under): $3.00
  • Credit & Debit cards accepted
  • Now in our Winter hours!
  • Winter Hours: October - March
  • Saturday & Sunday ONLY 11 am - 5 pm
  • Weather Permitting!
  • Summer Hours: April - September
  • Monday thru Sunday
  • 11 am - 5 pm
  • +513-683-4686
  • 12025 Shore Dr. Loveland Ohio
  • Click here for ”Castle Days” dates and time

Castle Services

  Have you ever dreamed of a Castle wedding or letting your scouts sleep under the stars at a real castle? Click the link below to see a complete list of special events that Loveland Castle can be rented for. If you have questions or need more information please feel free to contact us through the Contact form at the bottom of the website or email us at Most of our events are by appointment only and must have a completed contract which you can download from our Services page. Please Note: Before setting up a date for your event The Castle amenities Include inside/outside electric and portolets for bathrooms and a maximum of 40 parking spots.

Loveland Castle




Here at Loveland Castle there are so many things to do and places to explore when you visit. From a quite walk down the pathways of the gardens exploring the various plants and flowers to a family picnic by the river. Below is a list of just a few of the activities offered at the castle. There is never a moment of boredom when you visit us.

Learn about Harry .

Upon seeing the Castle for the first time, most people exclaim "One guy did this?!?" Then they ask who this guy was! Spread throughout is info about Harry and his Castle. If you are really lucky maybe a Knight that knew Harry will be there.

Picnicking .

Imagine being on the banks of a wide gentle river. Shade trees everywhere. Or atop an arched tower overlooking the river. For more privacy maybe a bench nestled in the gardens. There are spots all around the Castle for great picnics. There are also tables of the picnicking variety.

Games and Puzzles .

Harry made chess and checker sets for people to play with. The originals are on display, but fine duplicates are ready to go! There are also puzzles to test the most stout of minds. Just remember the rules.... Winners get to reset the game for the next players. Losers and those who fail to put the puzzles back together have to go to the creek and get a rock!

Ghosts .

If you believe in ghosts...the Castle has them! If you don't...fine, be that way! Either way, you will find pictures of the Castle's ghosts and ghost stories galore at the Castle! Not to mention you can read a few of our Knights ghost stories right here on the website follow the link at the top.

Architecture .

Harry featured three distinctive styles of architecture. German, French and English. Four types of towers. A gigantic wall that has almost as many stones in it as the Castle itself. Harry's domed ceiling. A Dry-moat. Hand Tiled ceilings. Murder Holes, Stoop doors and lots more!

Swords and Weapons .

The Castle has a fine collection of period weaponry located throughout. We always have pieces on display. We have many different types of souvenirs that you will want to take home with you.

About Sir Harry And the KOGT


Harry Delos Andrews April 5th 1890 - April 16th 1981

Harry objected to modern warfare - killing at a distance. He preferred sword-to-sword medieval combat. He served as a medic in World War I, contracted spinal meningitis, and was declared dead. By the time that he was declared undead -- six months later -- his fiancé had married another man. Harry seemed not to have minded, he stayed in Europe, visiting castles. He veered away from women, period. Having more than 50 marriage proposals later in life, he turned all of them down!

Did You Know Harry....

  • Enlisted in the Army during WWI even though he was a conscientious objector. He didn't object to war itself, he didn't like the weapons of modern warfare. So, Harry enlisted as a nurse.
  • Was the oldest living Notary Public in Ohio...and he never charged more than a quarter for his service.
  • Was a well published author, including a guide book he wrote at the bequest of the U.S. Immigration Department to aid those seeking citizenship. A copy of which is on display at the castle.
  • Graduated from Colgate University.
  • Also made the road you take down to the castle. Buses cannot make it down this road still today!
  • Grew vegetables year round in hotbeds of his own design. They were heated by railroad lanterns!
  • Hid his secret room in the garden. The entrance was one of the arches in the arch wall. It was only discovered after it collapsed from years of neglect...Even the knights didn't know it was there!
  • Had an amazing 187 I.Q.

All About the Knights of the Golden Trail

The history of the Knights of the Golden Trail, KOGT, is almost as fascinating as the Castle itself. The castle actually can be considered an afterthought, incredible as that seems. In the early 1920's one of Harry Andrews pet projects was his Boy Scout troop. He had a dozen or so boys that met regularly for Boy Scout activities. One of their favorite things was camping. As it happened; years ago the Cincinnati Enquirer, a local newspaper, had a promotion to establish a greater subscription base. If a person paid for a one year subscription in full, they received a plot of land on the banks on the Little Miami River in Loveland. Two of Harry's scouts, it turned out, had parents that took advantage of the Enquirer's offer and the donated the lots to Harry and his scouts. Harry and his scouts became regular visitors to the banks of the Little Miami. So much so that they took to leaving their gear at the campsite. But, between the elements, the wild animals and even people that stumbled upon their cache, their equipment constantly came out missing, damaged or unusable. Finally Harry had an idea, he would build two stone tents, to house their equipment and to provide shelter. If you have ever been a Scout you already know that each individual group, known as a troop, gave themselves appropriate names. Bears, Lions, Warriors are all typical examples. Harry's troop was named the Knights of the Golden Trail. Now standing back admiring the stone tents he had built for his Knights, it is easy to imagine Harry's 181 IQ clicking away...his Knights deserved a real Castle. The KOGT celebrated it's 75th Anniversary in February 2002!     KOGT Fun Facts....
  • Knights still guard the Castle to this day.
  • The Knights refuse to be part of pollution happening in the Little Miami River. They have been green for a long time before it was "Cool" to be green!
  • Every member of the Knights of the Golden Trail consider it an honor to carry on the traditions started years ago.
  • Sir Harry willed the castle and grounds to the knights upon his death at age 91 in 1981.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some of the most asked questions about the Castle.
  • Question: Is it a real castle?
  • Answer: Yes, a thousand years ago when the Roman Empire occupied Britain they built hundreds of keeps just like Harry's. It is full scale, except for the Ballroom which is a 1/5 replica of the ballroom Harry used as a field hospital in WWI.
  • Question: Is it a real castle?
  • Answer: Yes, a thousand years ago when the Roman Empire occupied Britain they built hundreds of keeps just like Harry's. It is full scale, except for the Ballroom which is a 1/5 replica of the ballroom Harry used as a field hospital in WWI.
  • Question: When is it open?
  • Answer: April - September 11am-5pm. October - March: 11am - 5 pm "Weekends Only"
  • Question: How much does it cost to visit?
  • Answer: The cost is $5 for Adults and $3 for children. On "Special Event" days prices may vary.
  • Question: Are there tour guides?
  • Answer: We arrange tours for groups of 20 or more that call ahead at least 48 hours. For large groups we can even open at 10am, to give them time for their tour and browsing.
  • Question: Is there food and drinks available at the Castle?
  • Answer: There are picnic tables, benches, walls, towers, gardens....picnic spots like you have never seen picnic spots! Bring your own food and drinks and take in all the vast beauty while you pinic here at the castle.
  • Question: Are there restrooms at the Castle?
  • Answer: The Castle has 2 Portables at the south end of the parking lot.
  • Question: Can I rent the Castle?
  • Answer: Yes the Castle is available for all occasions after its normal operating hours!
  • Question: What do I bring for an overnight at the Castle?
  • Answer: First of all, you need to know what amenities are available or not available. The Castle still uses the same well Sir Harry himself dug over 50 years ago. Unfortunately this means that water is in short supply, so you will need to bring your own water. This also means that there are NO indoor plumbing facilities for public use, the Castle has two Portables at the entrance to the parking lots. On the food front, we have the fire-ring Sir Harry built years ago. It is perfect for scout type cookouts. When Harry's stove failed it wasn't replaced meaning there are no indoor cooking facilities.
  • Question: Where do I sleep during an overnight?
  • Answer: The entire second floor is available for sleeping areas. Literally. Even the Knights lay their sleeping bags out on the floor when staying at the Castle! The Castle is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, so come prepared according to the weather.
  • Question: What activities are their for kids at the Castle?
  • Answer: Every group that stays overnight at the Castle gets a full tour, plus the Knight on duty will always be available to answer any questions about Sir Harry and the Castle (don't forget to ask about the Castle ghosts...if you dare!). In the German Game room there are hand made games, like chess and checkers, plus puzzles that Sir Harry and the Knights have created. The fire-ring is perfect for a bonfire, though you may one to bring a little wood incase what you find around the Castle isn't suitable. It is also great for marshmallows and smores! Personally I have always felt that snipe hunts are great fun for new members to a group, but that's just me.
  • Question: Does the castle still do Scouts Overknights?
  • Answer: Yes the castle still offers overnight stays to the scouts. All the information can be found on the services page.

KOGT Friends

Friends that are involved with the castle

Cherry Shine Band

Brian Ernst Music


Castle Days



Join us on the 3rd Saturday of every month June thru August. For a Medieval day filled with Mirth, Music and Mayhem! Shop our Craft Market Place for one of a kind treasures


2016 Dates to be announced soon.

Thanks again for a great 2015    
  •  Castle Days Dates 2016: To Be announced
  • 11 am to 5 pm
  • Admission is 6 Dollars per person
  • Come early! Limited Parking available


Have a question or need information about an event? We would love to hear from you. Simply use the form below to send us an email. If yo are using The Postal service please use the following address KOGT,  Po Box 135,  Loveland,  Ohio 45140

Loveland Castle Drone Vid

Drone Video by Rob MicMillan

Garden Party 2015