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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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Love this moment of frozen history

This was our 2nd trip to see the castle. This time we were there in time to do the inside your. The... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2015
Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States
Neat place!

We really enjoyed our visit to the castle! The guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2015
Jim L
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This 24-room mansion has undergone extensive renovations.
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  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423-1462
+1 860-526-2336
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Reviewed October 11, 2015

This was our 2nd trip to see the castle. This time we were there in time to do the inside your. The castle is a must see if you love unique and eccentric architecture. William Gillette the American Sherlock Holmes was quite. Busy man. He...More

1  Thank DKSonic6
Reviewed October 7, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to the castle! The guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. This is a unique place to see! Also there is a great park all around the castle and visitors' center. A great place to spend the day hiking and eating...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed October 4, 2015

We visited in September. The welcome center folks said this is a great time to take the tour. During the summer the big parking lot is full. The welcome center and the food concession make a good plus to the trip. The castle is at...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

My three sons loved it here. My husband and i did too!!free parking, beautiful views and castle and knowledgeable docents. There are so many little details in this castle that are simply fascinating . Make sure to ask a lot of questions. The pictures really...More

Thank astchick
Reviewed October 1, 2015

I am so glad that I had the chance to visit this as an adult. Went when I was a kid but don't remember it much. The place has lots to see so when the workers are in each room of this "castle" make sure...More

Thank BusterBusBus
Reviewed September 30, 2015

The inside of this castle/home was a complete surprise. Whilst the outside looks like a ruin, the inside has been master crafted, with built in furniture, beautiful timber features and original lights and fixtures. Worth a visit and has great views on the Connecticut River...More

Thank DMJL
Reviewed September 30, 2015

I really enjoyed our tour through the castle today. I have been through tours of this type before and have to say that I enjoyed this the most. I am a huge fan of the woodwork in this place and the level of craftsmanship. The...More

1  Thank APennero
Reviewed September 30, 2015

My teenage son asked me again to take him here last week on Yom Kippur school holiday. Can't believe he shared so many good memories from 6 years ago! The place is spectacular in every way and we wandered around the grounds to the river...More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Unique and interesting. William Gillette had his dream home built on the top of a hill with beautiful views of the Connecticut river. The use of flag stone and hand sculpted wood is quite amazing. The intricate details that were built into the mansion dazzle...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed September 28, 2015

There are lots of grand or historical homes open for visitors around the country, but this one is a favorite. It's a beautiful, whimsical castle with a view built by the most charming of men. Stop in for an hour or two and enjoy!

1  Thank kelly w
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Cindy L
August 1, 2017|
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Response from DML611 | Reviewed this property |
there are trails etc. outside; but inside the castle you must take the stairs.
Gail D. V
May 15, 2017|
Response from P S |
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
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).