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Gillette Castle State Park

Category: Recreation SubCategory: Parks & Forests Area: River Valley Address: 67 River Rd. East Haddam, CT 06423 Description: Unique fieldstone castle was home to legendary stage actor, William Gillette. The 184 acre park is situated on a hill overlooking the Connecticut River. Gillette, best known for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage, designed his house with intricately carved locks and wood doors. The grounds have extensive hiking trails and picnic spots. Attraction Rate: Self-guided tours: adults $5, children (6-17) $3, 5 and under free. Date of Operation: Grounds: year-round, daily, 8 a.m. to sunset. Castle: Memorial Day-Columbus Day, daily 10-4:30. Phone: (860) 526-2336 Hwy. Access: (Rte. 9 Ex. 6 or 7) Handicapped Access: yes URL: East Haddam’s Weather Map of East Haddam Find additional places to stay or things to do that are within the East Haddam area Where to Stay What to do within 5 miles within 10 miles within 25 miles within 5 miles within 10 miles within 25 miles
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