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Connecticut’s Medieval Castle is 100

Gillette Castle, a fieldstone medieval castle, was completed in 1919 in East Haddam, Connecticut. It was built by playwright, William Hooker Gillette, who brought the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes to life on stage. The castle now owned by the state, is celebrating its 100 anniversary. It’s surrounded by more than 100 acres of land, high up on a hill overlooking the Connecticut River. Inside, the stonework is held in place by a purple colored grout, there are Tiffany lamps, the wood work is white oak and you will find forty-seven unique carved doors and secret passageways. There is also a two-way mirror in what was Gillette’s bedroom which he used to view his guests below as they gathered for one of his famous parties.