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HAUNTING OF HAMMOND CASTLE

Every year I say I'm going to do this and I don't get there, so maybe 2012 is the charm?

John Hays Hammond, Jr. built his medieval-style castle between the years 1926 and 1929 to serve both as his home and as a backdrop for his collection of Roman, medieval, and Renaissance artifacts. The castle was constructed as a wedding present for his wife Irene Fenton Hammond to prove how much he cared for her.   In addition, the building housed the Hammond Research Corporation, from which Dr. Hammond produced over 400 patents and the ideas for over 800 inventions.  Second only to Thomas Alva Edison in number of patents, John Hammond was one of America's premier inventors.  His most important work was the development of remote control via radio waves, which earned him the title, "The Father of Remote Control." 

 

Then they do up the castle for Halloween. 

 

Per the description on the website there is FREE parking at Stage Fort Park, and a FREE shuttle over to the castle.  The cost for the tour is $15.

 

http://www.hammondcastle.org/common/index.php?com=HAMM&div=AA&nav=AA&page=A11

 

After the tour we can hit up a local restaurant/bar for some dinner and/or drinks.

 

 

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  • Anne19

    Hammond Castle is an incredible piece of gothic revival architecture and would highly recommend a tour (at any time of the year)!

    October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The cast did a great job. Atmosphere was very well done. I did scream a few times. Lol

    October 21, 2012

  • James J.

    That is a great building, and they did a really good job fixing it up for Halloween.

    October 21, 2012

  • Patti

    This was a great event and I would go back again next year.

    October 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still going

    October 19, 2012

  • Patti

    Hi all - looks like we have a good group going tomorrow night. I will most likely have on jeans and my fuschia FOXWOODS sweatshirt so people can find me at Stage Fort park. If anyone needs help finding us or whatever please call me at 978.378.0803.

    Many of us are heading over to Captain Carlo's after the haunted tour for refreshments. There is a DJ and a toga party going on there that night.

    October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yay! I'm going!

    October 18, 2012

  • Paula

    I am attending.

    October 18, 2012

  • Elizabeth

    I am still attending with a guest

    October 18, 2012

  • Patti

    Just spoke with representative at Hammond Castle. They are using a school bus to transport people from Stage Fort Park to the Castle, so we can all travel between the park and the Castle. The tours are usually about 15 people so we will have to go in 2 groups (this is cross posted and I have full RSVPS in the groups).

    October 12, 2012

  • James J.

    Carpooling is a great idea. I can pick up Sharon on the way up, and anyone else on the way from Winchester to Gloucster if you are interested.

    October 4, 2012

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