10 Staggering Photos Of An Abandoned Castle Hiding In Connecticut

Connecticut is more often associated with mansions than castles, but the state was once host to a number of stone wonders. Most of them have since disappeared, with the exception of East Haddam’s Gillette Castle. But few people realize that there’s a second castle in Connecticut. It’s rarely talked about because it’s slowly crumbling to pieces but, despite nature reclaiming it, you can still get a glimpse and imagine what used to be. Hearthstone Castle was built in 1897, making it nearly twenty years older than Gillette. These photos are hauntingly beautiful and will have your imagination soaring.

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This place is gated for a reason, so we don’t recommend an interior visit, but since it’s located within the public Tarrywile Park, located at 70 Southern Boulevard, Danbury, CT 06810, you’re free to walk the perimeter and attempt a closer look. This treasure probably won’t be around for very much longer.

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