On display is the lovingly restored antique electric train engine, one of two owned by Gillette that used to run around his property. As well as helping to restore this electric train engine, the Friends of Gillette Castle State Park host events throughout the year, both to raise funds for the park and to educate the public about the site’s noteworthy history.

On display is the lovingly restored antique electric train engine, one of two owned by Gillette that used to run around his property. As well as helping to restore this electric train engine, the Friends of Gillette Castle State Park host events throughout the year, both to raise funds for the park and to educate the public about the site’s noteworthy history.

Donations help fund all our projects.

Future Projects

Funding is needed for current and future projects include the following:

  • Updated signage

  • Purchase of an MP3 player to utilize with the musical Victrola

  • Purchase of a TV to enhance the visitor experience for those who have handicap accessibility needs limiting visitation to the first floor

completed Projects

Completed projects include the following:

  • Restoration of William Gillette’s Train Engine

  • Premiering William Gillette’s silent film, Sherlock Holmes, from 1916

  • Guided Historical Walks

  • Presentation on the Architecture of the Castle

  • Holidays with Friends