Gillette Castle State Park


There are no fees for parking or visiting the park grounds at Gillette Castle State Park.  The park grounds and restrooms are open daily from 8am to sunset year round.  A per person charge applies for castle tours.

The castle is currently closed for tours until May 27, 2023.

When castle tours resume in 2023, they will be available daily beginning May 27 through September 4, 2023.  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 castle tour tickets online after April 1, 2023, or at the visitor center on the day of the tour. 

Tour Ticket Prices:
Adult (13+) - $6.00
Youth (ages 6-12) - $2.00
Children (5 and under) - FREE, but a ticket is still required

An additional $2 processing fee applies to each transaction for tickets purchased online.    

There is no charge for tickets for children ages 5 and under, or holders of a Heritage Passport, Charter Oak Pass, Library Pass, or Disabled American Veterans' Pass.  However, tour tickets should still be reserved in advance to ensure that space is available as we must adhere to our strict maximum tour capacity of 12 visitors at a time.  

Refund Policy:  
There are no refunds within seven days of a scheduled tour.  
Refunds requested more than seven days in advance of a scheduled tour are eligible for a full refund of the ticket prices minus a $2 processing fee.  
To request a refund for a ticket purchased more than seven days in advance of a scheduled tour, please call Reserve America at 
1-877-668-2267 during the following hours:

May 1 – September 1
Monday - Wednesday: 8 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday - Friday: 8 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am - 12 pm.
Off Peak Season
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm


State Park/Forest Fees  | Season and other Park Passes

Heritage Passport

Heritage Passport allows a family (2 adults and up to 4 children) unlimited admittance to three facilities - Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks.  The Heritage Passport costs $67.00 and can be purchased at any one of the three facilities.

Content last updated November 2022