Worcester, Massachusetts: Bancroft Tower - Castle-Lite

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Address:
Bancroft Tower Rd, Worcester, MA
Directions:
I-290 exit 17. Take Highland St. to Park Ave., turn right. Left on Salisbury St. Go through the light at Park Ave., then take the second left onto Massachusetts Ave. Go through the stop sign and as you go up the hill turn right onto Bancroft Tower Rd. The Tower is at the top.
Admission:
Free.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Bancroft Tower.

Bancroft Tower - Castle-Lite

A skinny mini-castle built on a hilltop by the richest man in town as an odd tribute to a family friend.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/10/2008]

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Bancroft Tower

Overlooked in your review is the fact that generations of Worcester youth consummated adolescent romances -- me included -- in the back seats of cars parked at the foot of Bancroft Tower -- second only to the tiny Worcester airport as a local lovers' lane.

[Mickey The Eye, 07/06/2018]

Bancroft Tower.

Bancroft Tower

I went to visit the Bancroft Tower, and used a drone to capture a perspective view in HD of this amazing castle-like structure.

[Porcha, 08/18/2016]
Bancroft Tower - Faux-Castle

This is a small but very unique castle structure with a touching history. It was erected by Stephen Salisbury III in recognition of his father's best friend, George Bancroft, in 1900. Bancroft was born in Worcester and had a long list of accomplishments, from cultivating the American Beauty Rose to founding the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Atop one of the many hills of Worcester, the tower provides a stunning view of the city, as well as a sense of romance and adventure. My husband and I found our first geocache here [completely by accident], having made it one of our very first roadside trips when we moved to the city.

[Terrasa E. Ulm, 07/11/2007]

Also known as Bancroft's Folly, it's not a full castle, and not a ruin. It's a tall, narrow stone structure, somewhat comical looking.


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