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.
2023 Gillette Castle Tour Schedule:
May 27 - September 4, 2023 - Tours are held daily, every 15 minutes between 10am and 4pm.
September 5 - October 9, 2023 - Tours are held weekends only, every 15 minutes between 10am - 4pm
2023 Holiday Tour Schedule: Held on the following weekend dates only, every 15 minutes between 10am - 3:30pm.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 24th, 25th & 26th
Saturday & Sunday, December 2nd & 3rd
Saturday & Sunday, December 9th & 10th
Saturday & Sunday, December 16th & 17th
Following the holiday tour program, the Castle will be closed to tours for the remainder of 2023 and will reopen Saturday, May 25th, 2024.
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. Pending availability, tickets may also be purchased at the visitor center on the day of the tour, however, please note that tickets often sell out in advance for weekend visits.
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.
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 their call center hours below.
Reserve America Call Center Hours:
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am - 12 pm.
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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 October 2023