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Hammond Castle

80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-5299
+1 978-283-7673
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Medieval-style castle built by inventor John Hays Hammond.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pipe organ” (17 reviews)
“remote control” (14 reviews)
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80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-5299
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+1 978-283-7673
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"self guided tour"
in 26 reviews
"pipe organ"
in 17 reviews
"remote control"
in 14 reviews
"indoor pool"
in 11 reviews
"his inventions"
in 11 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
in 12 reviews
"candlelight tour"
in 8 reviews
"medieval style"
in 6 reviews
"fascinating place"
in 5 reviews
"his wife"
in 18 reviews
"gift shop"
in 19 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 12 reviews
"interesting history"
in 11 reviews
"his life"
in 5 reviews
"couple hours"
in 5 reviews
"dining room"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

We went here for the Halloween "Halls of Darkness," which was a lot of fun. I definitely want to go back to see the castle in the daylight and without the Halloween theme. The castle was really cool.

Thank kmk103
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

The castle was closed for the season but we were able to walk a little on the grounds, Would have loved to see it from the other side. Really beautiful property with AMAZING views.

Thank CalaMala
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

Our visit to the Hammond Castle was very brief since we were visiting multiple sights that day. Overall, it was a very positive experience. It is a very cool place to visit because it is just so unique and authentic. It's a picture-perfect place too....More

Thank Anna G
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Castle on a lake with a draw bridge and arches looking out on the lake and arches looking at the inner courtyard and the rest of the stuff a castle has. Unfortunately it wasn't open when we were there but we could still look around...More

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

I didnt know much about Hammond Castle before deciding to tour it, and I was pleasantly surprised! Definitely watch the short documentary in the room to the left once you are in the main entrance.....then go explore and make sure to read the little snip-its...More

Thank Narci W
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Cool castle and great to do on a rainy day. Very informative with the crazy nature of Hammond and his design work of the castle. You can finish this in about an hour. Entrance was reasonable at $10 with free parking.

1  Thank demuslee
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Was a very unique home and man to learn about it. Nice thing to do on a rainy day in Gloucester. Make sure you watch the video before you do the tour.

Thank Michael K S
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Great architecture and self guided. Good if you enjoy different design work and an eclectic artifact display. A short distance away is the "original" castle built by the father but it remains a private residence and not available to tour.

Thank Hikerun
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

It's been decades since I was her for the most beautiful wedding I've ever attended. The castle is simply stunning and worth the time

Thank Valerie S
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

Ovet the Cut Bridge, just past Stagefort Park is the ersatz medieval caste. It looks out at legendary Norman's Woe which took its tool of wrecked ships. Be sure to see the grand organ and curious period rooms. Strange events and mystic rituals took place...More

Thank Gonzology
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Barbara B
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.
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mhens
January 2, 2017|
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Response from Sb C | Reviewed this property |
No. Not wheel chair accessible.
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Steve L
November 6, 2016|
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Response from Carl C | Reviewed this property |
According to their site, "sorry you have to look it up as you can't post web address here"they are closed for the winter season and will reopen in the spring of 2017.
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