Madame Antoinette Sherri, a costume designer from New York, began buying land in Chesterfield New Hampshire in the late 1920s; she planned to build a stunning summer home on the property. Her mantra was “Only the best,” and for years she threw wildly lavish parties at her “castle,” hosting an eclectic band of friends from the city. Madame Sherri eventually moved on leaving the castle to fall into disrepair, and it burned down on October 18, 1962.
What remains today isthe staircase, the foundation, support columns, and a fireplace. Madame Sherri dies in 1965 and the location is now preserved as the Madame Shrerri forest. Along this road trip we stop at the Chesterfield NH Gorge , a massive river cut out in the granite sweeping done the landscape. This is great Chesterfield NH History.