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Address: 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: 978-283-7673
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Medieval-style castle built by inventor John Hays Hammond.

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Perfect rainy day activity

We were amazed at the castle and its various rooms and artifacts; the grand hall could have been in Europe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
pmp p
Berkshires, Ma.
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Berkshires, Ma.
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were amazed at the castle and its various rooms and artifacts; the grand hall could have been in Europe.

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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bus ride from stage fort park was kind of fun with music and a fun driver. I asked at the ticket window if there was a long line, "No, just whats right there" pointing to 20 people facing an arch. On the ocean side of the castle is a huge, slow moving line. If you are looking to hang... More 

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West Greenwich
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not open but we went onto the grounds. It's beautiful there. Creepy cuz they're closed and there's lights on and its very quiet with no people there. It's supposed to be haunted

1 Thank Stephanie R
Santa Barbara, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The architecture of this castle is mind boggling. 5 different types from 5 parts of Europe, and a whole village! Try to hear the pipe organ. Amazing!!!

Thank skip2go
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Go when it's sunny if you can - it is dark inside the castle. It's small, but so well done and you feel like you are "somewhere else". Our 8-year old loved exploring the castle and grounds, and of course the gift shop.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The castle was actually closed when we got there in the middle of the afternoon, we took lots of pictures around the outside, wish we could have done more.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Unfortunately the castle was closed when we visited. However, we enjoyed exploring the grounds of the castle (for free!). There are great photo opportunities by the arches. The next door neighbors were there and gave us some information about the castle and the museum inside. It sounds like a worthwhile tour, and I would gladly return on a day it... More 

1 Thank hlk2
Dracut, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The view from the castle is fabulous!! We got to take our time and walk around the grounds and take a tour inside the castle. It is a good idea to visit on a rainy day.

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Jeffersonville, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Not sure about the other reviews but this was an extremely interesting and educational experience. We took the tour and the young lady was not only entertaining but very knowledgeable. Remember that these geniuses are a little out there, that is why they were the way they were. Do not do a self tour you will miss so much history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Have been to Hammond several times. The lst was for Haloween when a troope of live actors come in & the castle & grounds are redone. Ghosts, spooks, tortured captives in the basement, graveyard. Well done. Had to go again for the regular tour & to pinpoint all the locations seen before when not haunted for haloween. Place is amazing..... More 

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