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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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80 Hesperus Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-5299
+1 978-283-7673
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Been coming here off and on for over 15 years. Always notice something I haven't before. There's so much to see. The visitors make me unhappy as very few people honor the request not too touch the items. Saw one mother who told her son...More

Thank Sb C
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Hammond Castle on Thursday August 25th for the last Candlelit Tour of the season and I'm really glad we did! I love visiting obscure locations, especially if they're supposidly haunted, and so I finally decided to visit here as I'd...More

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Living in Massachusetts my whole life never knew a place like this existed! The location itself is worth the visit. The views are unbelievable! The castle is a fun time. Great history information. Fun place to explore! Great architecture! So hard to believe a place...More

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 27 August 2016

First true castle I've found in the states. Very authentic and well preserved. The whole family enjoyed the tour. Also beautiful seaside location.

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I'm glad we waited for the guided tour as we would have missed so much of the history of this place and the quirky mind and devilish humor of the builder John Hammond. You truly can't appreciate it if you do a self guided tour,...More

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Toured the castle with my family. I recommend going fist thing in the morning as it is less crowded. We listened to the tape recording of the history of the castle and owner it did make the tour ore enjoyable seeing as it is self...More

Thank missiOntario
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Massachusetts for most of my life I was surprised that a real castle existed This was added to my must do list. I am happy to say it was well worth the trip. The self guided tour starts off with a video...More

Thank smahoney01
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Very quirky and quite amazing building and person. Really enjoyed being able to wander through and explore without a tour guide.We worried about deferred maintenance and keeping this wonder for the future. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank 916diane
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Hammond castle is interesting to tour. The $10 guided tour is informative and helps you find your way around. It is nice that you are allowed to tour on your own also because there are many things you don't notice while focusing on a guide's...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Fun little way to spend a morning or afternoon. There is a guided tour as well as self guided. We did the guided tour and then spent some time wandering back through the castle taking a second/closer look at the rooms as well as wandering...More

Thank Snowbird08
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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.