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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 good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-5299
+1 978-283-7673
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle was closed when we went there....we took several pics from across the bay....we plan on going back up to the castle next spring....Jim

Thank kc1km
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The place is beautiful, very different and cool to see, you feel a little lost inside with the many doors, stairs it feels like a maze and if u have asthma then just go out side because the smell inside can be strong

1  Thank Carla C
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Hammond castle has free parking and looks right over the bay. The castle itself is stunning and a great place to visit for a half day. The castle is a lovely jumble of other castles from Europe made into a grand manor house. Great place...More

Thank danielKeiran
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I can not tell you how greatly disappointed I am by this place. I was in Gloucester in ‘99, saw this castle from the park & wanted to tour this ever since. Now that I’m finally back in the area (Peabody), I made sure this...More

Thank lquinlan76
Reviewed 26 October 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
Reviewed 23 October 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
Reviewed 20 October 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
Reviewed 14 October 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
Reviewed 11 October 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
Reviewed 10 October 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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Barbara B
2 June 2017|
Response from 447charlenes | Reviewed this property |
Inside the castle, yes, guided or self tour, $10 and well worth it. Outside, no.
3 January 2017|
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Response from Sb C | Reviewed this property |
No. Not wheel chair accessible.
Steve L
7 November 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.