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Hammond Castle
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Owner description: Medieval-style castle built by inventor John Hays Hammond.
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This was an unusual home built for Mr. Hammond's wife as well for the renowned state of the art Hammond Organ. He was a peculiar but gifted man. His inventions are interesting to see, yet the lighting wasn't generally very good to be able to read and see things well. Overall, it was a worthwhile visit, so much better than our visit to Salem and the Crane Estate.

Thank Kent Z
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We went to the Hammond Castle for their Halloween haunted house. It is truly the ideal location for a haunted house. There was a line (but it was worth the wait) and you could see the ocean over the cliff while waiting. The inside of the castle is beautiful (would love to visit again during the day) but also very creepy when the lighting is low and there are things going bump in the night. The attraction itself was scary and there were "monsters" outside to keep people entertained while they waited in line. Also a place to get something to eat before or after. Well worth it!!

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

My wife and 10 year old granddaughter visited the Castle, home of American Inventor, John Hayes Hammond Jr. last night for the candle light tour. It is the best visit we have made in eastern Massachusetts in a long time. The Castle is open on Thursdays until 8 PM and we were there to closing. Do not miss the castle tour. See Hammondcastle.org for details.

1  Thank RCutty15
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

My kids - 14 and 17 years old loved this place. Beautiful scenery and interesting. Musty, but very unique and entertaining. Go and bring your camera!! You don't see 1929 castles everyday! ;)

Thank southpaw702
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Interesting story behind this castle...I used to be a tour guide there 20 years ago. The relics, art, and medieval contents are average. The building....not a real castle...and the man behind it are the real attraction. Nice views of the harbor as well. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Thank suckmykiss55
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