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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 Read more…

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The Holidays Are Coming To Gillette Castle!

The holiday hours are set for you and your family to come enjoy the amazing Gillette Castle in East Haddam. Have you been to the twenty-four room mansion before around the holidays? The medieval looking castle is all decked out. Built by one of the most famous actors, directors and playwrights of his time, William Read more…

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Sherlock Holmes’ Place, Gillette Castle

East Haddam’s Gillette Castle is a sight to behold. It looks like a medieval fortress on the outside and in the inside you will see the arts and crafts period. It is rustically built of tons of field stone and on a hillside overlooking the Connecticut River. Building began in 1914 and it was was Read more…

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These Are the Places YOU Love In Connecticut

In a matter of a few short hours, this is the list that came up when I asked you on Facebook what your favorite “gem” spots are in Connecticut, what a list! If this doesn’t keep you busy in the car, I don’t know what will. Because I love vintage, the photo is that of Read more…

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