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Hammond Castle Museum

Hammond Castle Museum Review

Inventor John Hays Hammond Jr. built this structure in 1926 to resemble a "medieval" stone castle. Hammond is credited with more than 500 patents, including inventions associated with the organ that bears his name. The museum contains medieval-style furnishings and paintings, and the Great Hall houses an impressive 8,200-pipe organ. From the castle you can see Norman's Woe Rock, made famous by Longfellow in his poem "The Wreck of the Hesperus."

    Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Hesperus Ave., south side of Gloucester off Rte. 127, Gloucester, MA, 01930 | Map It
  • Phone: 978/283–2080; 978/283–7673
  • Cost: $9
  • Hours: May–early June, weekends and mid-June–Oct., daily; call for hrs.
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  • Location: Gloucester
Updated: 05-28-2014

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