Sunday, May 31, 2015

Gillette Castle

East Haddam, CT  2015

The American actor William Gillette built this castle high above the Connecticut River in 1914.  He had no heirs so after he died, the state took over the castle and the property making it a state park in 1943.  The castle was recently restored and the park now features a visitors center, a museum as well as some hiking trails and picnic areas.  Over 300,000 visit the castle annually.


  1. What an unusual house for an actor to build. Perhaps he wanted to play Hamlet every day? Most interesting photo.

  2. I didn't know we had such fantastic castles here in the US.