We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bancroft Tower

Bancroft Tower Road, Salisbury Park, Worcester, MA
Save
Review Highlights
BT

Went to visit Bancroft Tower last month. Interesting history on the accompanying plaque. Mr... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Alan S
,
Raleigh, United States
Fun, short activity

Pretty place to visit in the fall to see the foliage from the tower which, I believe, you can only... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Stephanie C
,
Northborough, Massachusetts
Read all 50 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average36%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Bancroft Tower Road, Salisbury Park, Worcester, MA
Write a Review
Reviews (50)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went to visit Bancroft Tower last month. Interesting history on the accompanying plaque. Mr Bancroft was the ambassador to Germany and this tower was built by a friend in his honor. You can view of the Worcester skyline from this hilltop location.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 21 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
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...More

1  Thank LeisaS
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
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
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Swetha S
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank Afreh
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Heidi K
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Sole Proprietor
835 reviews
.89 km away
Boynton Family Restaurant
403 reviews
.90 km away
The Fix Burger Bar
99 reviews
1.17 km away
Worcester Art Museum Cafe
28 reviews
1.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Worcester Art Museum
459 reviews
1.18 km away
Elm Park
106 reviews
.64 km away
Worcester Historical Museum
38 reviews
1.56 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bancroft Tower staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit