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Gillette Castle State Park


Gillette Castle State Park

East Haddam
The castle will be opening for tours Saturday, May 29th through Monday, September 6th, 2021, seven days a week and then weekends only through Columbus Day from 10am-5pm, last ticket is sold before 4pm for a 4pm tour. It is highly encouraged to book your tickets in advance through and look up Gillette Castle State Park Tours. Tickets will be available for purchase in the Visitor’s Center as well, but availability is limited to 12 visitors every 15 minutes. Plan to be up at the castle five minutes before the scheduled tour time, we cannot guarantee entry if your tour time has passed. The park grounds remain open 8:00am to sunset year round  

Interior View of Gillette Castle


It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette.




This property was acquired and/or developed with the assistance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Program

Link to Purchase a State Park Season Pass

Content last updated May 2021