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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 4 weeks ago

Hammond Castle is a surprise, as you wouldn't expect to find a replica, albeit smaller one, of a medieval castle right in Gloucester MA. It holds an interesting history and is located right on the bluffs overlooking the ocean. It is my understanding that if...More

1  Thank 418spencerlee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The castle dates back to the 1920s and the collection of European artifacts is first rate. Each room brings interesting material. And the view of Gloucester's outer harbor is just first rate. Across the harbor is a unique view of Eastern Point -- have your...More

Thank breeze_of_wind
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Fun, but old and tired. It could really use a good cleaning. Never the less, it is a fun outing in a beautiful area.

Thank MAmama02482
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

What to do with teenagers in a rainy Mother's Day- tour Hammond castle! We waited for the guided tour- it is the only way to see the castle! Our tour guide clearly loves the castle and sharing the stories of Irene and John Hammond. If...More

1  Thank Anita G
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Visited the castle and really enjoyed it. Had a guided tour which I recommend because they know all the secrets of the castle. Visited almost every room except Mr. Hammond's bedroom which is off the tour because his will said so. Beautifully decorated throughout. Words...More

1  Thank rabh2o_S4
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Visited on a cool and rainy day....a great choice! This is absolutely amazing and the story about the man who built it, John Hammond, is very entertaining. If you go make sure you take time to watch the video. Unique is a very "tame" description...More

1  Thank 447charlenes
Reviewed 11 May 2017

So this fellow (who did NOT invent the Hammond organ but was an inventor) had all these pieces of castles from Europe shipped to the Magnolia section of West Gloucester, Mass, and made himself a castle, complete with swimming pool that could be changed from...More

Thank nancymaebe
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This was a fun place to bring the family for a couple hours, we did a little tour to learn about John Hammond the inventor, and we enjoyed the beauty of the castle and its surroundings. Call ahead to find out about tour times.

Thank Katharine M
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Halloween and family fun for all ages is one of the best times to go, however, the castle has history beyond each stone. The grounds are breathtaking facing the ocean. Perfect for a black tie event, special celebration, etc as you can rent it for...More

Thank WingearsheekBeach
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A true English and French castle in Cape Ann. A must see! Medieval architecture with certain stones and doors brought over from Europe. You'll need 1-2 hours. Free parking.

Thank Traveler-In-Progress
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Barbara B
Is there a charge for walking the grounds and interior on your own?
2 June 2017|
Response from 447charlenes | Reviewed this property |
Inside the castle, yes, guided or self tour, $10 and well worth it. Outside, no.
wheel chair accessible?
3 January 2017|
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Response from Emma L | Reviewed this property |
No this not a place for a wheel chair. Unless you just stay in the main area. Many rooms upstairs are narrow. That is to bad. A great place to visit.
Steve L
Is Hammond Castle open on Veteran's Day?
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.