Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam, CT Photos

Gillette Castle State Park features the home built (1914) by Sherlock Holmes actor William Gillette who invented many of the onstage symbols of Holmes such as the deerstalker cap, and pipe. The museum house itself incorporates many theatrical architectural features such as dozens of individually designed wooden doors.

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Panorama of living room at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Panorama of living room at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.

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View of Connecticut River from heights of Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Gillette Castle State Park seen from Connecticut River. East Haddam, CT.Gillette Castle (1914) former home of Sherlock Holmes actor William Gillette. East Haddam, CT. Architect: William Gillette & Porteus-Walker Co..Stone tower of museum house at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
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Stonework details at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Windows at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Sherlock Holmes aka William Gillette sign at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Fanciful gate at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Insects at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Porteus-Walker Co. cornerstone at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.One of many unique doors & hardware at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Unique door with intricate latches as designed by owner William Gillette at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Insects at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Porteus-Walker Co. cornerstone at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.One of many unique doors & hardware at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Unique door with intricate latches as designed by owner William Gillette at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Carved door latch at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Stone staircase at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Stairwell light inlaid with glass at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.One of many unique doors & hardware at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Carved door latch at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Stone staircase at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Stairwell light inlaid with glass at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.One of many unique doors & hardware at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Living room fireplace at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Living room fireplace with rustic octagonal table at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Wall clock & rug beater against grass mat wall at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Ceramic figures at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Living room fireplace at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Living room fireplace with rustic octagonal table at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Wall clock & rug beater against grass mat wall at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Ceramic figures at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Ceramic frogs with guitars at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Cradle for fireplace logs at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Wood, stone & fabric textures at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Living room staircase at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
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Sculpted wooden newel post at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Living room balconies at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Living room sofa at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Living room island sitting area at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Sculpted wooden newel post at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Living room balconies at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Living room sofa at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Living room island sitting area at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
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Basket lamp at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Living room view at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Indoor fountain at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Sunroom greenhouse at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Carved double doors at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Fireplace with mantle lamps at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom light fixture at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom light fixture at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Carved double doors at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Fireplace with mantle lamps at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom light fixture at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom light fixture at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Dining nook at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Italian ceramics collection at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.English china at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Porcelain toast rack at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Dining nook at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Italian ceramics collection at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.English china at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Porcelain toast rack at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Custom sideboard at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Corner sitting area at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom bar at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Window seat at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Custom sideboard at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Corner sitting area at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom bar at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Window seat at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Gillette's office at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Gillette's desk with rollout chair on tracks at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Antique telephone at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom office door at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Gillette's office at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Gillette's desk with rollout chair on tracks at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Antique telephone at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom office door at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Custom door at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom door at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Shelving steps under wooden light switches at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Green glass & brass desk set at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Custom door at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom door at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Shelving steps under wooden light switches at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Green glass & brass desk set at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Gillette's ship Aunt Polly memorial at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Photo of William Gillette's houseboat 'Aunt Polly' at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Stained glass with fish & ship at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Stained glass with fish & ship at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Gillette's ship Aunt Polly memorial at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Photo of William Gillette's houseboat 'Aunt Polly' (1902) at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Stained glass with fish & ship at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Stained glass with fish & ship at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Green bedroom at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Green bedroom dresser at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Bedroom door at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Blue guest bedroom at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Green bedroom at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Green bedroom dresser at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Bedroom door at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Blue guest bedroom at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
William Gillette's bedroom with painted grass mats at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.William Gillette's bedroom dresser at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.William Gillette's bedroom reading light switch contraption at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.William Gillette's bedroom painted grass mat at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
William Gillette's bedroom with painted grass mats at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.William Gillette's bedroom dresser at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.William Gillette's bedroom reading light switch contraption at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.William Gillette's bedroom painted grass mat at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Swing out storage drawers in William Gillette's bedroom at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Tower staircase at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Lamp with embedded chunks of colored glass at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom door at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Swing out storage drawers in William Gillette's bedroom at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Tower staircase at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Lamp with embedded chunks of colored glass at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Custom door at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Gillette's art gallery at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Indian Oasis, Ariz. Painting by Audley Dean Nicols at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Poster honoring William Gillette, actor & playwright, at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.William Gillette in white with umbrella painting by Pamela Colman Smith at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Gillette's art gallery at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Indian Oasis, Ariz. Painting (1918) by Audley Dean Nicols at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Poster (1930) honoring William Gillette, actor & playwright, at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.William Gillette in white with umbrella painting by Pamela Colman Smith at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
William Gillette perched on table painting by Pamela Colman Smith at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Cover art of William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes by Pamela Colman Smith at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Portrait of William Gillette by unknown artist at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Poster of Farewell Appearances of William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
William Gillette perched on table painting by Pamela Colman Smith at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Cover art of William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes by Pamela Colman Smith at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Portrait of William Gillette by unknown artist at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Poster (1929-32) of Farewell Appearances of William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Bust of William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes in welcome center at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Gillette's art gallery at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Art tile presented to William Gillette on 150th staging of play Esmeralda at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Art Nouveau tray with wood inlay at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Bust of William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes in welcome center at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Gillette's art gallery at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Art tile (1882) presented to William Gillette on 150th staging of play Esmeralda at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Art Nouveau tray with wood inlay at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.
Scale Seventh Sister steam locomotive which carried passengers on Gillette's estate in welcome center at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Passenger car for William Gillette's Seventh Sister Short Line Rail Road at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Gillette Castle State Park over Chester-Hadlyme Ferry docks. CT.Becky Thatcher cruise boat on Connecticut River. CT.
Scale Seventh Sister steam locomotive which carried passengers on Gillette's estate in welcome center at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Passenger car for William Gillette's Seventh Sister Short Line Rail Road at Gillette Castle State Park. East Haddam, CT.Gillette Castle State Park over Chester-Hadlyme Ferry docks. CT.Becky Thatcher cruise boat on Connecticut River. CT.

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