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“Stone tower, peaceful park.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bancroft Tower

Bancroft Tower
Ranked #11 of 47 things to do in Worcester
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Harrisville, Rhode Island
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Stone tower, peaceful park.”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is a hidden gem in a beautiful neighborhood in Worcester. I would have never thought I'd find something like this sitting atop the hill. The grounds are very well maintained and there is parking for about a dozen cars. It's a quiet place to take a picnic or just hang out under the trees. The stone work is remarkable.

The tower is sealed off by iron gates and a door. It's sad that this can't be opened to the public and that vandals have ruined access to the inside of the tower to the rest of the public.

It's a great place to take your kids, and get your portrait with a stone tower for a back drop.

Visited July 2013
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Shenzhen, China
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238 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Nice little stop”
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Not really much to see here but it is still kinda neat to visit. Takes about 5 minutes to walk around and might be a good spot to stop at while passing through or for a picnic perhaps.

Visited March 2013
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice Quiet place”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nice place for a quiet picnic, walk, photos, or yoga. Not much to see. Tower is closed because of interior vandalism. Used to have good view of city, but trees have over grown & blocked most of view.

Visited June 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“peaceful”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

I love this place. I find it very peaceful and relaxing. I run here and do yoga and sometimes just lay around and read a book. The view of the city in the winter at night is very nice. The leaves obscure the view at other times of the year .

Visited November 2012
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Open says me”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in the rough. A cool place to visit if you have 15-20 minutes. This destination could be so much more but unfortunately the tower is not open to the public. The views are good for the area and a nice little place to have a picnic or sledding with the little ones. Wish the city of Worcester could once again open the tower to the public.

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