I was super excited to take my first ferry ride but when I looked up to see the Gillette Castle towering over the trees, rocks, and Connecticut River my mouth dropped in awe! I’m not sure what is the most amazing thing I saw because I loved it all, every time I looked at something there were 4 more amazing things surrounding it. I had never heard of William Gillette the actor, but I respect and admire his work here at the Gillette Castle as an extraordinary architect, engineer, interior/exterior designer, wood worker, mechanic, and so much more! When you visit this amazing place, you’ll understand what I mean. This stone castle towering over the Connecticut River is filled with individual hand carven wooden doors, Tiffany lamps, uniquely designed furniture specific to the Castle, Gillette memorabilia from his performance days as Sherlock Holmes and many other characters, classic art, and a plethora of other things to learn and see. Not only is the Castle filled with information, but the staff is very knowledgeable and available for any questions.
Besides the beautifully amazing Castle and the surrounding views, this is a beautiful, well maintained State Park. There are many areas to sit, have picnics, and hike.
Ample amount of free parking, great visitor center, and multiple clean restrooms available. Check out the website for more.
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