Gloucester, Massachusetts: Castle Built by Father of Remote ControlHe made it possible for us to change channels and open our garages while sitting down. He deserved to live like a king.
Hammond Castle Museum
- 80 Hesperus Ave., Gloucester, MA
- Hammond Castle Museum. From downtown, drive southwest on Western Ave./Hwy 127 for two miles. Turn left on Hesperus Ave. and drive south for three-quarters of a mile.
- Closed in winter; no interior photography. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Castle Built by Father of Remote Control
Fantastic spot, with surprises around every corner. John Hammond, eccentric inventor, actually imported pieces of medieval churches, buildings, and castles, and had them reassembled on the Massachusetts coast.[Aethan, 06/25/2014]
There are also a lot more attractions in Gloucester. There are annual events: the greasy pole (insane people grease up an 8' pole and try to run across it to get the flag at the end) and St. Peter's Fiesta where a political figure got wasted and caused mayhem a couple of years ago.[Franknarf, 11/11/1997]