We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hammond Castle

80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-7673
Website
Improve this listing
87%
Ranked #6 of 25 Attractions in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Medieval-style castle built by inventor John Hays Hammond.
Attraction details
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Art Museums, History Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Medieval-style castle built by inventor John Hays Hammond.

Hotels near Hammond Castle

Write a Review

182 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    112
    47
    16
    4
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Westborough, Massachusetts
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Do not miss Hammond Castle when visiting the Cape Ann area. I've been many times just to explore the grounds on my own, and spend time on the back lawn enjoying the ocean view. I took my first official guided tour last summer, and I can't believe I waited so long to do so! You are guided throughout many rooms,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We went for the evening candlelight tour. I thought we'd be walking through the castle by candlelight but it really was the castle itself that was candle lite in places. Still, it was fun and very informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gloucester
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Yes, it's a real castle with a coastline for a moat and an old fashioned Roman bathing pool, lots of intriguing secret panels and if your enjoy Halloween, it's the perfect party . THe mummy roll with Charmin or the Monster Mash musical chairs type freeze. Costumes are Disneylike , storytellers and puppeteers will amaze you. The grounds facing the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
78 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Truckee, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hammond Castle also viewed

 

Been to Hammond Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hammond Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?