|Charles Frohman presents William Gillette in his new four act drama, Sherlock Holmes (LOC var.1364) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
We visited Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT.
The castle was the home of William Gillette, a famous film and stage actor during the era of silent film. He was particularly known for his role as Sherlock Holmes. William Gillette was also a stage manager and set designer and used his knowledge in designing his retirement home which is set high on a hill above the Connecticut River overlooking an historic ferry.
What we saw of the grounds were beautiful. I wish we had more time during our visit to explore the trails and the surrounding countryside.
|Approach to castle|
|Seating in great room|
|Dining room and greenhouse|
|Great Room from upstairs|
|On the riverside terrace|
|View of historic ferry from castle|
|Connecticut River from Castle|
|Pond and trails|