Gillette Castle State Park

Activities

Hiking Hiking Picnicking Picnicking

Historic Building Tours Historic Building

Camping River Camping

The Castle

The castle is currently closed for tours until May 28, 2022. 

Castle tours are available daily beginning May 28 through September 5, 2022.  Tours are offered every 15 minutes between 10am and 4pm. Tours accommodate a maximum of 12 visitors every 15 minutes.  It is recommended to purchase your tickets in advance to ensure tour availability, especially if you are planning to arrive with a group.  Visitors are asked to be at the castle five minutes before the scheduled tour time.  If purchasing tour tickets on site, we recommend arriving at least ten minutes prior to the scheduled tour time.  We cannot guarantee entry if your tour time has passed.  

Visitors may purchase tickets on site at the castle or in advance at Reserve America at this link

The park grounds and restrooms remain open daily from 8am to sunset year around.

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. 

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.