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Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hammond Castle and Boston

Gloucester, US
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hammond Castle and Boston

Gloucester, US
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Experience the enchantment of a medieval-style castle right in New England with the Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hammond Castle and Boston. Step into Hammond Castle, a unique building constructed in the 1900s using parts imported from European castles. Delve into the fascinating world of one of the last century's most eccentric inventors and explore his extensive private collection of antique artifacts, some dating back to ancient Rome. Afterward, enjoy free time for lunch in a historical area of Boston before embarking on a thrilling drive around the city's major landmarks and hearing hilarious stories from its past. The tour concludes with a leisurely walk through Little Italy, where you'll encounter sites that played a significant role in the American Revolution. Embark on this unforgettable journey to discover the secrets of Hammond Castle and Boston's rich history.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 7 hours
  • Suitable for 1-6 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore a real medieval-style castle
  • Learn about an eccentric inventor's pranks
  • View an extensive collection of ancient artifacts
  • Enjoy free time for lunch at a local market
  • Visit iconic historical sites in Boston
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Parking fees
  • Hammond Castle tour ticket
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

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Introduction

Indulge in a remarkable adventure with the Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hammond Castle and Boston. Get ready to embark on a journey through time as you explore a real medieval-style castle right here in New England. Beginning at Hammond Castle, you will be captivated by the unique building that was constructed in the 1900s using genuine parts imported from European castles. Learn about the fascinating life of Hammond, an eccentric inventor with a penchant for pranks, and discover his extensive collection of antique artifacts, some of which date back to ancient Rome. Afterward, embark on a scenic drive to Boston, where you'll have free time for lunch in a historical area.

What to expect?

During the Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hammond Castle and Boston, expect a day packed with incredible experiences and exploration. The itinerary spans a total of 420 minutes, ensuring you make the most of your time. Begin at Hammond Castle, immersing yourself in the rich history and marveling at the castle's medieval allure. Then, take a leisurely drive back to Boston and savor the opportunity to enjoy lunch at the renowned Boston Public Market, offering a wide array of fresh, locally sourced options. Gain deeper insights into Boston's significant landmarks and events, from the Old North Church where Paul Revere's midnight ride began, to the historic brownstone neighborhood of Beacon Hill. Dive into the world of science and innovation with a drive through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus, and explore Kendall Square, known as the "most innovative square mile on the planet." Finally, end your journey with a stroll through Little Italy, soaking in the ambiance of this vibrant district and its ties to the American Revolution.

Who is this for?

The Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hammond Castle and Boston appeals to a diverse range of individuals seeking a truly unique and immersive exploration. History enthusiasts will delight in the opportunity to explore Hammond Castle and learn about its eccentric creator and his collection of ancient artifacts. Travelers who appreciate unconventional landmarks and hidden gems will be enthralled by the castle's architectural marvels. Moreover, if you have a keen interest in Boston's rich history, this tour will provide you with a treasure trove of insights and stories, making it the perfect choice for both locals and visitors alike. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends and family, this tour is designed to cater to everyone's interests, ensuring a memorable experience for all.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring day of exploration and discovery with the Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hammond Castle and Boston. This tour offers a rare opportunity to step inside a real medieval-style castle, meticulously reconstructed using authentic European castle parts. Marvel at the architectural wonders and learn about the quirky inventor who brought this captivating edifice to life. Be enchanted by the extensive collection of ancient artifacts, offering a glimpse into the splendors of ancient Rome. As you venture into Boston, be prepared to be entertained by fascinating stories from Boston's past, adding an extra layer of depth and excitement to your experience. Explore significant historical sites, admire the beauty of Beacon Hill's brownstone neighborhood, and catch a glimpse of the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). With a well-rounded itinerary and knowledgeable guides, this tour guarantees a captivating journey through time, offering a unique perspective on New England's rich heritage.

Good to know

When embarking on the Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hammond Castle and Boston, be prepared for a day of adventure and exploration. The total duration of the tour is 420 minutes, ensuring ample time to fully immerse yourself in each destination. During your visit to Boston, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at the Boston Public Market, a hub of artisanal and farm-to-table delights. It is important to note that the price of lunch is not included in the tour. Additionally, prepare for a leisurely stroll through Little Italy, where you can savor the delightful sights and flavors of this culturally rich district. Throughout the tour, an experienced guide will regale you with captivating stories and historical insights, providing a deeper understanding of each destination's significance. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, as walking will be involved during certain parts of the tour. Immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable experience that combines the charm of Hammond Castle with the rich history of Boston.

Reviews

Those who have embarked on the Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hammond Castle and Boston have been enthralled by the unforgettable experiences and captivating sites encountered throughout the day. Travelers have lauded the opportunity to explore a real medieval-style castle in New England, describing it as a hidden gem. The castle's unique construction, using imported parts from European castles, has left visitors in awe of its architectural brilliance. Guests have appreciated the extensive private collection of ancient artifacts, with some pieces dating back to the Roman era, providing a fascinating glimpse into history. The journey through Boston has been hailed as a delightful and informative experience, with guides sharing hilarious stories from Boston's past. Visitors have particularly enjoyed exploring landmark sites such as the Old North Church and walking through the historic streets of Beacon Hill. Overall, guests have praised the knowledgeable guides, the carefully curated itinerary, and the opportunity to delve into New England's rich heritage.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Hammond Castle Museum

60 min - drive to Hammond Castle 90 min - Visit Hammond Castle, built in the 1900s by an eccentric inventor using parts imported from real medieval European Castles. Learn of Hammond's love of pranks, and view his extensive collection of private artifacts dating to the Roman era 60 min - drive back to Boston

Admission Included

Boston Public Market

Free time for lunch at local artisanal farm-to-table market with many options (price not included in tour). Options range from sandwiches, seafood, bagels, beer, and more! All locally sourced! Prices range $10-$30.

Old North Church & Historic Site

See Old North Church, where the lanterns were hung signaling Paul Revere to begin his midnight ride

Paul Revere Mall

Visit the historic Paul Revere Mall park, home to one of the city's most iconic "postcard" locations of the statue of Paul Revere with the backdrop of the Old North Church. View the plaques surrounding the park commemorating many of the other Revolutionary figures. Learn the real story behind the famous midnight ride of Paul Revere!

Boston Common

Drive around the oldest public park in America, listening to stories of how Boston was founded.

Beacon Hill

See the historic brownstone neighborhood of Beacon Hill.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Drive through the MIT campus and learn about the university's "theory and practice" motto, focusing on belief that the dual approach of learning and doing is the way! Hear all about (in)famous MIT pranks, some of which can be seen to this day! See the main MIT building, the Great Dome.

Copley Square

See Boston's most cultured square, home to many historical institutions including first buildings for MIT, Museum of Fine Arts, Northeaster, Museum of Science, and more. Today it is home to the historical Copley Library, Trinity Church, Old South Church, and John Hancock tower. No expense was spared by the city of Boston when building this square! The Copley Library contains "America's Sistine Chapel", painted over the course of 30 years by John Singer Sargent.

Kendall Square

Visit Kendall Square in Cambridge, known as "the most innovative square mile on the planet." A dense urban area famous for start-ups and innovation - currently the location of the Boston offices for Google, Apple, Novartis, Pfizer, and Akamai, as well as the world Headquarters for Moderna. The area is also home to projects such as CRISPR, Human Genome Project, and the creation of the guidance computers that enabled Apollo spacecraft to successfully travel to the moon.

North Square Park

See Paul Revere's House, one of the oldest wooden houses in Boston. Learn about the immigrant history of the North End as told by artwork installed in the square.

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