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So beautiful!!! We are up visiting from Florida to see the fall foliage. We went on the Essex steam train and then on the riverboat and saw the castle from the river first. Even though it was rainy, I knew we would have to go...More
The Gillette home was very nice to visit. Beautiful views from all around.
One suggestion I have is to tell visitors more about the owner, his family, the home, etc. There are people there to answer questions if you have them. However it’s nice to...More
I almost passed on visiting this placed, from the pictures I've seen of the castle it seemed to me that it was something that was constructed without much thinking, but how wrong was I on my assumptions.
Go with an open mind to learn why...More
It may look like ruins from the outside but the interior was spectacular. Take a few minutes to watch the video in the visitor center when you arrive to learn about William Gillette. What a fascinating individual and story! The docent during the house tour...More
If you like an outdoor adventure combined with a trip through the past. This was a great visit. The outdoor park has a number of trails to walk. you could spend as little as an hour or the whole day just walking the trails.
We only had a couple hours to spend here. We did not tour the inside. Wandering the outside was just as stunning and beautiful views of the CT river. All the stonework is a true art! Would have loved to hike some of the trails....More
This is not your typical castle/mansion; there are a lot of whimsical design elements from a early 20th century man with a lot of resources who created something uniquely personal. Make sure to listen to the local volunteers/guides giving talks that reveal the cool little...More
So much fun! My sister and I planned a day trip to this unique place and we had so much fun. The tour guides in the rooms were knowledgeable about the history of the castle and Mr. William Gillette. The place was amazing and the...More
Great views of the CT River, great history, cool to walk thru and see all the craftsmanship etc. Worth the $6 to get in for the upkeep. It is not a guided tour but people are around if you have questions. Have a small snack...More