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Address: 80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-5299
Phone Number: 978-283-7673
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Medieval-style castle built by inventor John Hays Hammond.

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Don't See this everyday

A great spot to see the ocean and a very unique castle while learning about a very interesting family. I was amazed at stories and sites in and around this place. Many years ago... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Brian K
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Schenectady, New York
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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great spot to see the ocean and a very unique castle while learning about a very interesting family. I was amazed at stories and sites in and around this place. Many years ago my family visited this at night as it was a haunted house for Halloween. This trip was a beautiful day and so very interesting. Watch the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Go on the tour when you visit. Very unique castle and family that built it. The tour was full of quirky information about the Hammond family and castle.

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Levittown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this castle. We walked all over inside and out. Loved the small doors in this place. It does need some work but they work with any funds that are given to them. It's a shame as it really is a cool place to visit. The kids love it as I saw them going up and down the... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for something to do on a cloudy day with a teenage grandson in tow, we checked out Trip Advisor and Gloucester and came up with Hammond Castle. Two observations: Trip Advisor said it was closed that Thursday (it wasn't) and the GPS working from the given address was about a mile wrong! Other than that it was an excellent... More 

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle was pretty cool and had a good history of the man who owned it. I wish there were more rooms open to look at. I also couldn't find his grave on the property. The property is a bit rundown though. Not sure if I'd go back.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into castles you should really visit this one. Filled with beautiful history and artifacts.

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of steps and walking but worth every minute. Great tour guide where you get in depth history. However self tour available. Not for small children or disabled. I had broken my foot a few days before. So stairs were a challenge but not impossible. Beautiful ocean view.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not go in, as it was later in the day and closed. We did, however, read up on it in travel brochures and took lots of pictures of the building from the outside.

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Woodridge, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go here on a last minute whim. The place is gorgeous with many photo ops. The tour was boring and we kind of went off on our own. I love that he was a jokester and you can see that throughout his home. Great place

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew there was a castle in Gloucester Massachusetts? The whole story is really quite amazing. Pay a visit and learn the story behind the Castle..

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