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Gillette Castle State Park

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Address: 67 River Rd., East Haddam, CT
Phone Number: 860-526-2336
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Description: This 24-room mansion has undergone extensive renovations.

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We visited this odd, yet interesting castle on a rainy day: that's why we decided not to take the coal train leaving from Essex, but to use our car. On sunny days you can enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited this odd, yet interesting castle on a rainy day: that's why we decided not to take the coal train leaving from Essex, but to use our car. On sunny days you can enjoy the ride of the old train and the magnificent views along the Connecticut River. The Gillette Castle is a bizarre granite mansion that was built... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Cool castle in the middle of Connecticut with splendid views. I enjoyed the drive there too. Must be superb in the fall

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I went here for a day trip. We had such a lovely day. The grounds are beautiful and the views are wonderful. We got a bite to eat and took a tour of the house. We love historical sites and it was very informative.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you ever visit the State of CT, take time to go and visit Gillette Castle. The trip there is lovely! You can bring a picnic basket and enjoy the day on the grounds. The tour of the house is short, but it is worth it! Great parking and tourist center. Make sure to view the movie that explains Gillette's... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My fiancee and I visited here on 03-19-2015, on our anniversary and were kinda bummed couldn't go inside due to being off season, but still had fun and enjoyed the views, plus she loved it allot more since this is where I had just proposed to her on this day.

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Gillette Castle is located in East Haddam, Connecticut (at 67 River Road). I have actually been here three times, once for a wedding and twice as a tourist. The grounds surrounding the immediate area of the castle are more rustic than “park”, with a topography common to the Northeast: coniferous trees, a quaint pond with stone footbridge and nicely manicured... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went there over the weekend over a whim and we loved it! First of all, I didn't know there was a castle in Connecticut--and what a magnificent view! The castle/state park was closed and won't open until May 2015 but even just walking around the area was really a great experience. We will definitely visit once it's officially open and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

we went in January and it was closed with all the snow,but we had such a great time walking around this place is so beautiful even in the winter.

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East Haddam, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting for the first time you have to come across the Connecticut River on the Seldon Ferry! The Castle sits high above the river and affords great views! The trails are endless and there are wonderful areas for picnics! Dogs are allowed on a leash. You can have a guided visit inside this ornate castle for a... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Gillette Castle is an excellent place to visit. The castle is outstanding and build from native stone. Wm. Gillette did an excellent job with his castle home high on the bank of the Connecticut River. Especially pretty in summer with the gardens and lovely view of the river and green valley below. Christmas is extra special with the decorations to... More 

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