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Hammond Castle

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“his inventions”(13 reviews)
Medieval-style castle built by inventor John Hays Hammond.
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80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-5299
+1 978-283-2080
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All reviews self guided tour pipe organ his inventions indoor pool remote control candlelight tour grounds are beautiful medieval style his wife fascinating place gift shop great place to visit interesting history his life dining room well worth the visit rainy day
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were there for the haunted tour! The staff did a great job scaring people. However, may need a little more time between parties to setup. You can tell the cAstle is beautiful. Would have loved to see it in the daylight. Worth the trip.

Thank Pgc5837
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother and I visited Hammond Castle yesterday. We were fortunate enough to have Mathew as a tour guide and also to be the only two in his party. It was an amazing experience and one we wont soon forget. I highly recommend the tour....More

Thank katiebreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great insight into one of the key inventors of his generation, a quirky castle built to amuse himself and annoy others. A significant site for some of the key tools used today in music and war.

Thank GavinG227
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. The Architecture was stunning. I can understand some of the negative comments but for me viewing this site was well worthwhile. Lots of steps and would be difficult for people with mobility limitations.

2  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased with a very knowledgeable tour guide and many delightful nooks and crannies in this few unique Castle. J Hayes-Hammond the eccentric inventor was not known to us before but has now etched a polka e in our Gloucester memories. Great way...More

Thank LonnieGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent destination for couples, groups, families and children. I went with my wife but we know our children would have also enjoyed. Remarkable architecture to be seen in America. Medevil castle mixed with several other architectural eras. The area they allow as...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Our family wanted very much to tour Hammond Castle. On our way home to Maine from Boston, we drove to Gloucester specifically to tour. The website indicated that it was open during the week but when we arrived at 10am on September 6, the posted...More

1  Thank Terri J
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

It is really nice and every time I go there I think it would be an amazing spot for a wedding. However, I do think it is a bit of a tourist trap, especially if you have been to European castles.

Thank exporer1987
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We were driving through and only had 15 minutes so we decided to stop and check it out. We knew we would not have time to go in and explore but wanted to at least see the outside and the grounds. The castle is very...More

1  Thank mdcollie2006
Reviewed August 30, 2018

An over-the-top personal folly of a home dressed up as a castle. While interesting, the castle presented itself more like a theme park attraction. A few rooms stood out as being well put together. Others were pure farce. Not as grand or elegant as Salisbury...More

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October 1, 2018|
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Response from Donna L | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can visit the grounds.They are very breathtaking.Make sure to bring a camera as there are many benches in the gardens and Window frames to pose in.
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June 1, 2017|
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Response from 447charlenes | Reviewed this property |
Inside the castle, yes, guided or self tour, $10 and well worth it. Outside, no.
January 2, 2017|
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Response from Sb C | Reviewed this property |
No. Not wheel chair accessible.