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Address: Bancroft Tower Road, Salisbury Park, Worcester, MA

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Pretty place to visit in the fall to see the foliage from the tower which, I believe, you can only climb for 4 weekends in October. Especially interesting if you are from the... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Stephanie C
Northborough, Massachusetts
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Northborough, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Pretty place to visit in the fall to see the foliage from the tower which, I believe, you can only climb for 4 weekends in October. Especially interesting if you are from the Worcester area and know a bit about the history of Worcester.

Thank Stephanie C
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We visited because it honors the gent who founded the Naval Academy and looked interesting. The tower was locked, but we still got a great view of Worcester, since there were no leaves on the trees. It was fun to take a few photos with the tower in the backdrop, but I honestly enjoyed the drive thru WPI on the... More 

Thank LeisaS
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

quick stop, couple of pictures and done!!! but worth a visit really. cute little walk around. not much else there

1 Thank crantok
Worcester, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We have come here a few times for family pictures, there are beautiful stone and wooded backdrops, lots of option. Foliage is bright and beautiful in October.

1 Thank nicole s
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

A brief visit on our drive from NY to Maine. Nice photo op and some interesting history. Would have been fun to go up the tower.

Thank Susan E
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I went one saturday afternoon but found that the "castle" was really just a small tower and it was locked. So basically, all you see in this picture is all there is to do. Plus the parking lot was filled with young college couples who were "chilling" there.

Thank Swetha S
Worcester, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

On a clear day you can see for miles around Worcester. The tower is only open from 10 to 2 on Sundays in October and the wait to enter the tower can be long, but it is fun to climb all the way to the top where a knowledgeable person will point out the landmarks in each direction. Be sure... More 

Thank Barbara H
Toulouse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Ok, let's put it straight, for a French native, this tower, even though full of charm, is a little bit disappointing! By far not a castle as I read in some of the reviews... Unfortunately the tower was closed so impossible to have a view on the city, as it is surrounded by trees. I'm sure being able to walk... More 

Thank Afreh
Austin, Texas, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Bancroft Tower used to be the place where young couples went to "park" and climb up to the top of the tower for a romantic experience. It is in a residential neighborhood at the top of the hill. Pretty cool to go if you want to walk down memory lane or view the architecture and enjoy the day.

Thank Heidi K
New England, United States
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136 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great place to unwind on a beautiful sunny day in worcester. The inside gives you the feel you are elsewhere in time, and you forget you are in the middle of New England's second largest city.

Thank GabeyBaby

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