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Address: 80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-5299
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+1 978-283-7673
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Medieval-style castle built by inventor John Hays Hammond.

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Hammond Castle is a surprise, as you wouldn't expect to find a replica, albeit smaller one, of a medieval castle right in Gloucester MA. It holds an interesting history and is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
418spencerlee
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hammond Castle is a surprise, as you wouldn't expect to find a replica, albeit smaller one, of a medieval castle right in Gloucester MA. It holds an interesting history and is located right on the bluffs overlooking the ocean. It is my understanding that if you like to be "spooked" on Halloween, then this is the place to go as... More 

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Boston, Ma
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128 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle dates back to the 1920s and the collection of European artifacts is first rate. Each room brings interesting material. And the view of Gloucester's outer harbor is just first rate. Across the harbor is a unique view of Eastern Point -- have your camera ready

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Thank breeze_of_wind
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun, but old and tired. It could really use a good cleaning. Never the less, it is a fun outing in a beautiful area.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What to do with teenagers in a rainy Mother's Day- tour Hammond castle! We waited for the guided tour- it is the only way to see the castle! Our tour guide clearly loves the castle and sharing the stories of Irene and John Hammond. If you go you HAVE to do the tour. Talked about eccentric family! I want to... More 

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1 Thank Anita G
Newnan, Georgia
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the castle and really enjoyed it. Had a guided tour which I recommend because they know all the secrets of the castle. Visited almost every room except Mr. Hammond's bedroom which is off the tour because his will said so. Beautifully decorated throughout. Words cannot fully describe what all you will see. Certainly worth the 10$ entry fee.

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1 Thank rabh2o_S4
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a cool and rainy day....a great choice! This is absolutely amazing and the story about the man who built it, John Hammond, is very entertaining. If you go make sure you take time to watch the video. Unique is a very "tame" description of this beautiful home on the shore. Full of very interesting artifacts that he collected.... More 

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Thank 447charlenes
United States
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this fellow (who did NOT invent the Hammond organ but was an inventor) had all these pieces of castles from Europe shipped to the Magnolia section of West Gloucester, Mass, and made himself a castle, complete with swimming pool that could be changed from fresh to sea water. The self-guided tour is interesting. I have been going here since... More 

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Thank nancymaebe
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun place to bring the family for a couple hours, we did a little tour to learn about John Hammond the inventor, and we enjoyed the beauty of the castle and its surroundings. Call ahead to find out about tour times.

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Thank Katharine M
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Halloween and family fun for all ages is one of the best times to go, however, the castle has history beyond each stone. The grounds are breathtaking facing the ocean. Perfect for a black tie event, special celebration, etc as you can rent it for your own. Very special place to enjoy.

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Boston, MA
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Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

A true English and French castle in Cape Ann. A must see! Medieval architecture with certain stones and doors brought over from Europe. You'll need 1-2 hours. Free parking.

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