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Gillette Castle State Park

67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423-1462
+1 860-526-2336
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Memorial Day and Beyond

Don't make the mistake we made, we went a few days before Memorial Day weekend and no dice, you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laurel, Maryland

I visited Gillette Castle when I was on a contingency force/work assignment in 1988. This was a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423-1462
+1 860-526-2336
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Reviewed yesterday

Don't make the mistake we made, we went a few days before Memorial Day weekend and no dice, you cannot tour the interior of the castle before that weekend. Having said that still worth a visit even if you cannot get in to the castle...More

Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed yesterday

I visited Gillette Castle when I was on a contingency force/work assignment in 1988. This was a wonderful find on one of my days off. If you are in the area you really should visit Gillette Castle.

Thank UnhappyCustomer1995
Reviewed 3 days ago

This castle & park is well worth a visit. The castle wasn't open yet (opened the next weekend) but we could walk around it; look in it and explore the grounds. The snack bar was open for lunch. This park is DOG FRIENDLY - yeah!

Thank Bixie2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

We called 10 days before leaving, it's a 12 hour drive for us, to plan our vacation including visiting the castle on our way home. The voice mail stated it was Opening the Memorial Day Weekend Saturday May 20th,2017 @ 11am.. We spend an extra...More

Thank Cheryl&Lionel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of places to walk, and picnic. Toured the house years ago, dark but clever inventions throughout. Fun to ride the ferry and walk up to castle.

Thank ctvtde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on our way to lunch in East Haddam; it wasn't yet open for the season but the grounds were accessible and, even in early spring, beautiful. There are stunning views of the Connecticut River and many photo ops along with picnic, walking...More

Thank Belmontcouple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe it took me several years of knowing about this park, to actually visit. The castle's beautiful and fascinating, although not as large as I thought it would be (maybe I've spent too much time thinking about the European ones). William Gillette's history...More

Thank dustythoughts
Reviewed 17 April 2017

When we go to Europe, one of the things that I enjoy the most is to stop and visit castles in the area, where we are staying. As we were staying in New Haven and had heard about this castle, we thought that we would...More

1  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Really interesting former home of William Gillette, turn of the century actor, and beautiful property with views of the river.

Thank Karl K
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Took a nice walk around the grounds. The castle is beautiful and has a great view of the Connecticut river.

Thank Leeann P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Gail D. V
What are your open hours and fees
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
Are dogs welcome.
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).
Samantha N
Is this an appropriate trip for a 10year old girl?
20 March 2017|
Response from P S |