Have you ever dreamed of medieval castles?
Real strongholds of the past, built with quarried stones, felled oaks, forged tools, and bare hands?
Do you wonder how it felt to raise these fortresses from the ground up, to perform such an amazing feat?
We are building it!
In the heart of the United States, between Springfield, MO, and Little Rock, AR, a dazzling historic vision is rising in the middle of the Ozark Mountains.
A team of architectural experts, working together with historians and artisans, is raising a genuine, full-sized, fortified castle, with towers ranging from 40 to 70 ft in height, a drawbridge, and 6 foot wide stone walls surrounding an expansive inner courtyard.
Artisans using tools, techniques, and rules from 700 years ago, recreate the Middle Ages in Europe in a green environment: no electricity, no engines, just bare hands and the natural resources of the site.
The creation is the brainchild of Michel Guyot who launched a similar project in France, 13 years ago.
In front of visitors, authentically dressed masons, carpenters and stone carvers, will work all year round for twenty years, the time required to build a fortress 700 years ago.
Imagine a place where you hear the clang of hammers on chisels as stones are being carved, and the snorting cart-horses pulling heavy stones on creaking wooden wagons. Blacksmith, rope makers, woodcutters will work right in front of you as they practise medieval techniques of construction.
Everyone who visits will interact with artisans and take away with them a new experience.
Ozark Medieval Fortress’ goal is to invite Americans to adopt this project so that it will become a place unique on American soil where everyone can learn about castle heritage without needing a passport.
The Ozark Medieval Fortress is a thrilling educational, scientific, and emotional experience, a soaring flight into ages past and a living history book!