Gillette Castle State Park


Gillette Castle State Park

East Haddam

Castle Closure: Gillette Castle is currently closed for tours, for the season. Tours will resume on May 27, 2023. The park grounds and hiking trails will remain open daily from 8:00 AM until sunset for all visitors.

Holiday program update: Due to renovations on the castle terrace, the castle will not open for holiday tours. The Visitor Center and park grounds will be decorated. Musical performances and other outdoor activities will be taking place on Saturdays and Sundays, between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

For more information please visit The Friends of Gillette Castle State Park.

Interior View of Gillette CastleIt 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.  

If you cannot make it to the Castle, or would like a preview, explore the virtual tour of Gillette Castle below. 


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 November 2022