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Gillette Castle State Park

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67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423-1462
+1 860-526-2336
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Great and gorgeous place to visit and spend time here

Gillette Castle and State Park at East Haddam are beyond compare on Northeast part of the US... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eugene D
Fun and educational

This place was awesome for my friends and I to visit. Mr Gillette was an innovator and ahead of his... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
CWald28
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This 24-room mansion has undergone extensive renovations.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423-1462
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+1 860-526-2336
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gillette Castle and State Park at East Haddam are beyond compare on Northeast part of the US. Maybe, I would go as far you won't find something similar anywhere in USA. The castle is amazing. It was created in early 20th century by an actor...More

Thank Eugene D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place was awesome for my friends and I to visit. Mr Gillette was an innovator and ahead of his time. Lots to see and do. Light trail walking. Beautiful views.

Thank CWald28
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can't get inside Monday - Wednesday. The rest of the time it is $6/adult and $2/child. We did a free outside tour on a Monday. There were very few people and you can see in the windows a bit to check out the inside....More

Thank RagsKP94
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a wonderful place if you can get away from the over talkative noisy tour guides. The first day we drove an hour to get there it was closed. So check with the government site not the first thing that pops up on Google....More

Thank mnilaoi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was closed but the grounds were beautiful. There are amazing views of the Connecticut River.

Thank thelenmic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gillette Castle is a very unusual, historic mansion in a very nice park on the Connecticut River. The architecture and furnishings are unique. And the history of William Gillette is very interesting - especially all the things he invented and built around the house. The...More

Thank riny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away, off the beaten path is this little gem. Admission is minimal and well worth the price! We loved it! The guides were very informative and pointed out many little details that would have been missed had you just walked through. It is fascinating,...More

1  Thank Gale U
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is absolutely beautiful! The castle is a marvel as well. This castle was built by eccentric Sherlock Holmes stage actor, William Gillette who had a 60-year career. This castle was originally built as a private residence and featured unusual security methods. William built...More

1  Thank Jd707700
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really loved our visit here because of the great hiking trails and the amazing architecture! This castle built by Mr. Gillette is quite impressive with all it's stone and woodwork! The view are great and the park guides give you a fabulous glimpse into...More

Thank Kim449
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle offers a great tour and history with the Sherlock Holmes connection is fascinating. The grounds with hiking trails was a bonus

Thank Bruce H
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Gail D. V
May 15, 2017|
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The park is open everyday from 8am-Sunset. The castle will open for the season Saturday May 27th and will be open Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. The season is supposed to last until the Sunday before Labor Day. However, the... More
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tika1112017
May 7, 2017|
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Response from auntiearwen | Reviewed this property |
yep, if you have a dog, it has to stay outside (unless it is a registered service animal).
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Samantha N
March 19, 2017|
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Yes.
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