We had never been to Gillette Castle in East Haddam, CT. We decided that it would be a fun way to celebrate my birthday.
The Castle was built in 1919 as the private home of actor William Gillette, famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. Gillette built his own railroad which circled his 200+ acre estate.
While the home is not my style, it contains some incredible woodworking.
Each of the doors in the castle is unique.
We were lucky to visit on CT Open House Day. This meant that we received free admission into the park. There are gorgeous views of the Connecticut River from the terrace.
We enjoyed a nice lunch at La Vita Gustosa. If you are ever in East Haddam, you should definitely visit the Castle.