America’s Castles – Gillette Castle

Gillette Castle is located at 67 River Road in Gillette Castle State Park overlooking the Connecticut River in East Haddam, Connecticut. Gillette Castle was built by eccentric actor William Gillette from 1914-1919 and reportedly cost 1 million dollars including a 3 mile long railroad around the property and castle. In 1943 the State of Connecticut took possession of the property and created the Gillette Castle State Park. Gillette Castle is open to the public and is a very popular tourist attraction that receives over 100,000 annual visitors.

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