Gillette Castle State Park

Interesting
The castles of the Rhine Valley inspired the design of this bizarre stone castle built in 1919 by actor William Gillette, who drew up the plans for the castle and decorated each of the 24 rooms himself. Furniture that slides on metal tracks and other devices were developed by Gillette, who had a fascination for gadgetry. The 190-acre estate offers splendid vistas of the Connecticut River and the valley below. On the grounds you'll find picnic areas and hiking trails.

Useful information

Address:

67 River Road, 06423 East Haddam

Phone:

+1 860-526-2336

Price:

6 $

Opening hours

park: 8am-dusk - castle: Memorial Day-mid Oct: Thu-Sun 11am-5pm

Nearby tourist attractions

Chester-Hadlyme Ferry
Chester-Hadlyme Ferry
Essex
0:15
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
Essex
Connecticut River Museum
Connecticut River Museum
Essex
1:00