DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

Gillette Castle State Park

Activities

Hiking Hiking

Picnicking Picnicking

Historic Building Tours Historic Building

Camping River Camping

The Castle

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 www.reserveamerica.com 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

Bus Groups

Groups arriving by bus will need to make reservations at least two weeks in advance by calling Reserve America at (877) 668-2267. Buses are not permitted weekends or holidays. Two buses per day can be accommodated during the week.

Art Trail Site

Gillette Castle is a Viewpoint Exhibit Host Site

Did you ever wonder what the Connecticut landscape looked like a century ago? Check out “Viewpoints”, a joint project of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, the Connecticut Art Trail, and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Outdoor exhibits reproduce works of art painted in the 19th Century, with information about the artist and the location. Visit the Connecticut Art Trail website for a preview, and look for the Viewpoint exhibits on your next visit to the Chester-Hadlyme ferry landing area of Gillette Castle State Park and other host sites.