Driving, Other Adventures
We encourage you to further explore Gloucester before and after your EPRH retreat. America's original seaport, Gloucester is the oldest continuously working art colony in North America. A place to see, feel and taste history, Gloucester's working waterfront and ineffable beauty have drawn fishermen, families, artists and visitors for over four hundred years.
Hammond Castle was built by American inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr. as a wedding present for his wife. The imaginative structure—built between 1926 and 1929—is a collection of 15th, 16th, and 18th century architechtural elements standing boldly on the edge of Gloucester Harbor. Hammond was mentored by Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. His work resulted in over 400 domestic patents mostly in the field of radio control and naval weaponry earning him the nickname "The Father of the Remote Control."
Drive to the end of Eastern Point Blvd, and turn left onto East Main Street.
Bear to your left (along the harbor) as you drive down Rogers Street.
Follow this road until you reach the Boulevard, which is Western Ave (Route 127).
After the boulevard, drive about 1.5 miles until you reach Hesperus Ave on your left.
Turn onto Hesperus, and drive .7 miles to Hammond Castle on your left.