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Gillette Castle State Park

It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals built-in couches, table trackway and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette.

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It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals built-in couches, table trackway and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette. The unique fieldstone castle was home to legendary stage actor. The 184 acre park is situated on a hill overlooking the Connecticut River. Gillette best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage, designed his house with intricately carved locks and wood doors. Hiking trails, picnic spots, food concession, gift shop. Riverside camping available.

Tour time: 1 hour

Other amenities: Dining Nearby, Parking

 

Pricing: Parking and park grounds free. Tours of castle: general admission $6, children (6-12) $2, 5 and under free.

Other Amenities: Bus Parking, Food/Beverage Services, Hiking Trails

Dates of Operation: Grounds: year-round, daily, 8 a.m. to sunset. Castle: Memorial Day-Labor Day, Thu.-Sun. 11-5.

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Location:

67 River Rd.
East Haddam, CT 06423

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