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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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Interesting & Historical & cool!

We did the self guided tour; basically walking around on your own. The castle is actually a replica in the real sense & has lots of Western European artifacts in it. This was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Shaftsbury, Vermont
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Shaftsbury, Vermont
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We did the self guided tour; basically walking around on your own. The castle is actually a replica in the real sense & has lots of Western European artifacts in it. This was more relaxed & fun because there are lots of areas to explore. My teen daughters & their younger nephews enjoyed it. The history could be better explained... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a waterfront castle built by John Hammond, a genius inventor. He traveled the world collecting art and artifacts, including stained glass windows, massive fireplaces and beautiful architectural details. The Hammond story is also impressive, since he was born into wealth, and actually worked and studied to increase his wealth, rather than squandering it away. He is second only... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 578 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I had not read the background on the Castle and was very pleased to find so much information about this interesting man and his inventions. A wonderful castle, great art and artifacts, interesting story about Hammond's life and inventions, his relationship with the Catholic church and his interest in history. Be sure to watch the video before you take the... More 

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Stoughton, Massachusetts, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This castle has an awesome history, see john hammonds sense of humor throughout this castle built for his wife as a wedding gift. If I'm right she disliked this home. Take the tour to learn about this famous inventor

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The house is a special man's special place. It has dark places and secret doors, but also a beautiful courtyard with a pool. Ask the staff about a tour because you will learn so much more about this unusual home/museum.

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Ogden, Iowa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was a lot of fun to go and see. I wish we would have had time to go back in the evening for the guided tour by candlelight. A lot of the doors were shut off and locked from the public which was a bit disappointing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Pay the money to go through the castle. Totally worth it. Take your time. Make sure to watch the video before you go in - the castle makes more sense if you watch the movie first.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Visit around Halloween for a fun way to see the castle. Watch out for Hannibal! The semi-retired curator gives an amazing tour. Full of information. Once the tour is over you can walk around yourself and explore.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I really do love this place! friendly staff and inexpensive entrance fee. The view from the castle is gorgeous! Mr. Hammond had a wonderful collection of medieval items and it was just lovely to walk through the beautifully replicated castle. It's history is pretty amazing. We met some friendly people along the way whom offered us some history on Mr.... More 

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Upton, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was such a fantastic place, a must see for all...The craftmanship and detail of the whole place is gorgeous!

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Additional Information about Hammond Castle

Address: 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: 978-283-7673
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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