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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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A touch of the past!

This is a beautiful castle built by an eccentric man that is an interesting place. I always love to visit and look at the architecture, the interior with the gigantic pipe organ... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
annmarie02151
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Revere, Massachusetts
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Revere, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful castle built by an eccentric man that is an interesting place. I always love to visit and look at the architecture, the interior with the gigantic pipe organ, and walk around the grounds.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is just a wonderful structure. A really great place to visit rain or shine. The only difficulty is their very limited hours of operation. They are closed during the winter months and only open limited days during the season. Check the website before you go.

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Thank Anita B
Manchester, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like history, art and getting to know what makes a person tick, the castle is worth the visit. It is an very interesting attraction about an inventor who built many things including a castle. Visited here many years ago, and because of that the condition of the castle was a bit of a disappointment. The "castle" is a... More 

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Thank Carol A
Berkshires, Ma.
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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

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MD
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

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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Thank dsajill
West Greenwich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

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

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1 Thank Stephanie R
Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!!!

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Boston
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25 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

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 

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