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Side Trips from Boston Sights

Hammond Castle Museum

  • 80 Hesperus Ave. Map It
  • Gloucester

Updated 05/28/2014

Fodor's 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."

Sight Information

Address:

80 Hesperus Ave., south side of Gloucester off Rte. 127, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 01930, United States

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Phone:

978-283–2080; 978-283–7673

Sight Details:

  • $9
  • May–early June, weekends and mid-June–Oct., daily; call for hrs.

Updated 05/28/2014

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