May 2020: The castle will be closed until further notice, please check website periodically to find any updated information on tours. The park grounds remain open from 8:00 am to sunset.
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.