Gloucester, Massachusetts: Castle Built by Father of Remote Control

He made it possible for us to change channels and open our garages while sitting down. He deserved to live like a king. His castle is partly built with European tombstones, and on display is the skull of one of Columbus's crewmen.

Hammond Castle Museum

Address:
80 Hesperus Ave., Gloucester, MA
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Summer daily 10-4; fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
978-283-2080
RA Rates:
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Castle interior.

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]
Hammond Castle Museum

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]

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Big Easy Chair, Kittery, ME - 35 mi.

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