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Hammond Castle

80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-7673
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Ranked #5 of 26 Attractions in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Castles, History Museums, Art Museums
Traveler Description: Hammond castle was built by John Hays Hammond Jr. inventor of the remote control. The castle is a place to house a unique collection of medieval... more »
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I was there today and it was fun to see the castle at night and see the inside of the castle. The ocean and grand were best parts.

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Burlington, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Stopped here by chance on a tour of Cape Ann, The grounds and location of the castle are very picturesque. We decided to take the tour, which is either self guided or you can go with a guide. We walked through on our own. There is a lot to see and the story of the owner is fascinating. We especially... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This was a very interesting place. There was a lot of information about the owner. This is a self guided attraction.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A Great place to visit in Gloucester. You can go inside and take a tour which costs money. Which we have. or just go around the outside and it is still beautiful. We have done both. The last time we went ti was not open for a tour so we just walked all around outside. .It is free if yu... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This castle is just gorgeous. I rate it 4 stars bc the museum is only open on Fridays,Saturday's & Sunday's. The views from the outside of this castle are just breath taking.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We didn't make it in time to tour the inside. Last tickets sold at 3:30 PM. But you are still able to walk around the outside of the castle for free. There are some pretty views, and garden paths. It was showing a bit of age and lack of care on the outside, but still an amazing thing to see.

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Truckee, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We went to Hammond Castle on the suggestion of a family member. I wasn't expecting to see a castle in Massachusetts, but this was amazing. The mixture of the history of John Hays Hammond and his interest in Medieval architecture and art is well versed. The views are spectacular and we picked a great day to do it; I only... More

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

wow the scenery is amazing the castle itself is breathtaking a MUST see for anyone who loves castles and landmarks

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Worth the money but don't expect the Hurst Castle but it is interesting and informative. It will make you wonder about the mind of the man that built it.

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W-B, PA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've been waiting for years to visit the castle since I first heard about it. What a spectacular place with an even more spectacular view. Wow! For a fee of $10 you have access to the castle and grounds. Majority of the castle is made accessible to the public, which was really nice. We started off with a video about... More

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