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Hammond Castle

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

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American history and gateway for young dreams

The castle is a wonderful tool to engage the young in age and heart to re live the splendor of America's age of inventions after the industrial revolution. The castle theme... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
BillREnconway
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

The castle is a wonderful tool to engage the young in age and heart to re live the splendor of America's age of inventions after the industrial revolution. The castle theme enthralled me as a young child, on visits to the museum with my grandparents, immigrants from Great Britain and Ireland. Then I learned that the history of the property... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Just to get one thing out of the way, this is NOT a "fun place" to take the kids. Unless you have an older child into history, inventions, or artifacts...this is strictly an attraction only adults will appreciate. It is a breathtaking beauty as you make your way down from the parking lot. Including a view of the ocean &... More 

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charlestown mass
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I lived right next door to the castle and i loved it, grand and spooky all at the same time. they shipped this castle from europe piece by piece and it's amazing. Perched on a cliff over looking the atlantic ocean you couldn't ask for a better place for a castle. the tour is great, and they also play one... More 

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Amazing history behind build and reason for structure. Winding castle steps lead to heights of room upon room - indoor pool - ball room - organ - all amazing sights. A well kept museum with tons of interesting nooks and crannies.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

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Gloucester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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