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Gillette Castle State Park

67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423-1462
+1 860-526-2336
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Castle above it all

Gillette Castle sites in the CT woods perched high above a river. We decided to make a few... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jessica H
Hike Up to the Castle and the Do the Tour

We took the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry over for a quick and inexpensive ride. Took an immediate left... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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This 24-room mansion has undergone extensive renovations.
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67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423-1462
+1 860-526-2336
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Gillette Castle sites in the CT woods perched high above a river. We decided to make a few stops on our drive to Philly from Boston and this was one that was high on my to-do list. The kids LOVED it. They were 3 and...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry over for a quick and inexpensive ride. Took an immediate left off the ferry and parked in the large parking area. No signs indicated the hiking path to the castle, but we saw a trail and started up. It's a...More

Thank Michie1291
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With perfect weather we toured the castle. Minimal charge to tour house with guides to tell entertaining stories. One kept adding sly comments of how the state was ruining this treasure and the one in the art area didn't speak unless you asked a question....More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love gillette's Castle when we were kids we had a field trip out there and now that I live in Salem Connecticut it is a lot easier to go to and walk around for exercise I like to see the old train tracks running...More

Thank Diana C
Reviewed 1 week ago

most people go to see the castle, but for those who like to hike, they have great trails that lead down to the ct river and through the woods, over bridges. We spent 1/2 day here. It was in August and a little muggy. bring...More

1  Thank SPIDER60_8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband is a Sherlock Holmes fan so he knew the story of Gillette and we planned the weekend around this. First we did a train boat tour which took us along the river and we got amazing views of the property. We then took...More

1  Thank sharronc413
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just goes to show you what you can do with a little imagination and a lot of money. The State called it a castle but the owner called it home. Well thought out construction for a turn of the century home. High quality craftsmanship throughout...More

2  Thank Wirunaways
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gillette Castle is well worth the experience. A must for Sherlock Holmes fans. The park and grounds are well maintained with many walking/ hiking paths in addition to the castle. There is a charge to tour the castle, but the grounds are free.

Thank TwoT0Travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few hours here just walking the grounds since we got her too late to see the inside of the castle but still well worth it. The views are spectacular. Will hopefully go back and see the inside. The grounds are beautiful by themselves....More

1  Thank MonicaWelke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super-cool turn of the century custom home. Hand-carved doors and woodworking. Outside is native stone and mortar. Excellent views of the river and surrounding land, e.g. Seven Sisters. Nice visitor center and snack bar are fairly new. Not a restaurant but decent food and drinks.

Thank Domino1969
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Cindy L
1 August 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
15 May 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
7 May 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).