A Brattleboro Words Trail Site

Madame Sherri’s Castle Ruins:

West Chesterfield, NH

A photograph of Madame Sherri’s castle as it appeared before burning down in 1962. Public domain.

Across the river from north Brattleboro, in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, a trail winds through the Madame Sherri Forest to a set of ghostly stone stairs—the ruins of Madame Sherri’s castle, an estate whose former glory was lost to fire in 1962.

Madame Antoinette Sherri was a successful, eccentric New York costume designer who in 1927 built a château-style mansion outside Brattleboro, where she became notorious among the locals for her dazzling extravagance.

On The Map

Madame Sherri Forest, West Chesterfield, NH 03466

Madam Sherri Forest

About the Research sites

The Brattleboro Words Project is working with the community to identify specific sites and themes significant to the study of words in Brattleboro and surrounding towns. Research Teams – classrooms/teachers, amateur historians, veterans, writers, artists and other community members — will produce audio segments and other work to be incorporated into audio walking, biking and driving tours tours.

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