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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 yesterday

Not even close to realistic. $10 to see a house that a rich man designed in the likes of medieval but whomever he hired failed him. There are so many different eras and cultures in this building you should not be allowed to call it...More

Thank theused72588
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Medieval-style castle built by inventor John Hays Hammond is definitely worth a visit if you're in the Salem/Boston area. This in combination with the Witch Museum and Pirate Museum in Salem makes for a nice day. The castle is amazing and so was the...More

Thank ken999
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A real Castle! Fascinating and fun, we spent 2 hours inside and walked the lovely grounds overlooking the ocean. then ate our picnic on the grounds. Only $10 to visit and it is unique. Just s tip, do this then drive another mile and visit...More

Thank pototea
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hammond castle is a wonderful place to visit, I never thought that there is a castle in MA. The castle is located in nice peaceful place , when you get to the castle you will sense the feeling of the history , and how people...More

Thank MDK515
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on the first weekday that they were open for the summer (Thursday, June 1st) so that could be the reason for the lackluster visit. They were without their tour guide so we were on our own to tour the facility. I had been...More

Thank 718tara
Reviewed 1 week ago

We missed this place 2 years ago when we were here but we weren't going to miss it this time. We were bowled over by what the castle contained. You will be enthralled by what treasures this place holds. Make it a point to stop...More

Thank 299PFrank
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hammond Museum, or Hammond Castle is an incredible place I did not expect to find in Massachusetts. Reminds me of the Higgins Armory Museum. Absolutely amazing view, and a great tour! We spent over two hours exploring the castle and grounds.

Thank 733stevek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting visit. Learned something of historical value. Beautiful views of the ocean. Mr Hammond was a brilliant man and has numerous patents.

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so impressed with Jordan, our tour guide; I strongly recommend doing the guided tour 10.00 per adult. We were amazed to learn all we did about Mr Hammond. You will be shocked to learn what we did about this eccentric, quirky, brilliant man;...More

Thank Dutch121955
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this place while looking for something different to do near Boston. This is a nice little replica medieval castle in Massachusetts. There was a very engaging guided tour of the castle, although anyone could join the tour group at any time and...More

Thank Jennifer B
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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?
2 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?
6 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.