Gillette Castle State Park42 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423, USA, 06423, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8605262336
- Fax: +1-8604244070
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks
This is the nineteenth-century castle built in such a way that it looks like a medieval mansion. It is located on the banks of Connecticut River and is a perfect place to enjoy the stunning landscapes. This stone mansion was built by the actor William Gillette in 1914. It took four years to complete the work of the establishment and the gardens surrounding it. Numerous hiking trails let you explore these beautiful gardens. There is a small museum where you can get more information about the interesting stories about this place. You can come here with your picnic basket and enjoy the historic establishment.
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Gillette Castle State Park Reviews & Ratings
A very unexpected surprise in a good way. As a non history buff, I yawn at the sound of history. However, I was shocked and actually enjoyed learning about the castle's history. While reading about the Gillette castle state park, I saw the numerous positive reviews but wasn't expecting it to be as good as it sounded. The park itself was amazing. There are lots of pathways to walk and beautiful bridges and ponds. There are also picnic tables to allow you to eat and enjoy the scenery. The visitor center has videos and lots of fun information about the original owner and creator of the castle.
Amazing place to visit. Definitely a must see. We brought our kids and although they enjoyed it, next time I plan to go without them so I can enjoy the beauty and architecture of the building a little more thoroughly. This was such a highlight of our trip to Connecticut!
Beautiful park. Well managed and clean. Had an awesome time in the castle seeing all the unique items. Trails were fun to walk on. We had brought our own food and had lunch on the grounds. They had provided a wonderful play outside called "The Professor" written by Gillette. I would recommend this State Park to everyone.
I haven't been inside. From the outside, the castle is one of the most unique places in Connecticut and the park boasts panoramic views and great picnic spots. If you're a serious cyclist, there is really great, challenging riding around here.
Good place to get beautiful view of the river from the top. Kids will be eager to see castle in the real world. If multiple families goes then they can spend nice time in the beautiful park n scenic bridge etc.