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Hammond Castle Museum

  • 80 Hesperus Ave. Map It
  • Gloucester

Published 07/14/2016

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


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

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978-283–2080; 978-283–7673

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–4, last ticket sold at 3:30
  • Closed in winter

Published 07/14/2016


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