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Gillette Castle State Park

67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423-1462
+1 860-526-2336
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Great for a nice hike

most people go to see the castle, but for those who like to hike, they have great trails that lead... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
We came to Connecticut to see this

My husband is a Sherlock Holmes fan so he knew the story of Gillette and we planned the weekend... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 3 days 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 4 days 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 6 days 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

1  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 1 week 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 2 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice day trip to Gillette castle with beautiful views of the CT River down below and the castle itself was a sight to see. If you go make sure to purchase a ticket at the main bldg as they do not sell...More

2  Thank poppy843
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went a weekend there was a huge turn out by still able to park easily, went for food at the snack bar and it was pleasantly surprised by food although restaurant is very loud. The castle is a neat experience but not well lit so...More

Thank Whse340
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eat before you get here. Food is substandard and expensive and service is awful. Very disorganized. We were waiting on a very simple order and it took forever because the staff couldn't finish the order, while a bunch of people were waiting in line.

Thank boobooweewee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited today. Had not been inside the Castle for years. It's always interesting to walk through. The grounds around the castle are beautiful and the views are breathtaking.

Thank AndiW-CT
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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).