East Haddam attractions

Castle in East Haddam

Gillette Castle

Built in 1919 by actor William Hooker Gillette, who made his fortune playing Sherlock Holmes, this gaudy, medieval-style 'castle' is an eccentric turreted mansion made of fieldstone. Looming on one of the Seven Sist…
Historic Building in East Haddam

Nathan Hale Schoolhouse

Nathan Hale (1755–76) is famous for his patriotic statement, 'I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,' as he was about to be hanged for treason by the British. He taught in this one-room build…