Where In The World…Gillette’s Castle

Gillette's Castle by you.

Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, Connecticut

The history of Gillette’s Castle can be found on Wikipedia.

On a personal note: I have been to Gillette’s castle. The Castle is located next to the Devil’s Hopyard. 

Devil's Hopyard by you.

The Devil’s Hopyard

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  1. What a neat place. I’d love to go to a real castle. Is it neat inside?

    The inside is really cool. He had a thing for doors and there are no 2 doors that are alike. This is from a website:
    Gillette designed the castle and most of its contents personally, periodically checking every phase of their construction. Built of local fieldstone supported by a steel framework, it took twenty men five years (1914-1919), to complete the main structure. Gillette began his semi-retirement in his new home; and in the following years, he supervised the many thousands of refinements created by local craftsmen.
    The woodwork within the castle is hand-hewn southern white oak. Of the forty-seven doors within the structure, there are no two exactly the same. And each door has a handsome external latch intricately carved of wood. Even the Castle’s furnishings are indications of Gillette’s inspirations. The built-in couches, a movable table on tracks, and light switches of carved wood all point to his creative genius.

  2. I’ve heard of Gillette castle and might have gone there with my parents when I was a child. It rings a little bell (a very tiny bell). I’ll have to ask my sister. Though I don’t recall The Devil’s Hopyard.

    I have visited all of the mansions in Newport, R.I. Can you imagine living like that?

    There is something about mansions that just intrigues me.
    I love Devil’s Hopyard. The story about the devil hopping down the falls used to scare the crap out of me when I was a kid. I have been to Gillette’s Castle and Devil’s Hopyard at least 3 times. Once when I was about 3, once when I was 12 and the last time I went I was 16 and up to no good! 🙂


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