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Winnekenni Castle, Haverhill

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Castle Tourist Spot
Winnekenni Castle is located in the over 700-acre Winnekenni Park Conservation Area, overlooking Kenoza Lake, in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Inspired by stone buildings he saw while visiting England, Haverhill chemist Dr. James R. Nichols built it between 1873 and 1875 as a summer home, and he named it and the surrounding land "Winnekenni," an Algonquin word meaning "very beautiful." It is one of the earliest works of Haverhill architect C. Willis Damon. The city of Haverhill purchased the castle in 1895, and in 1976, the city acquired 50.8 acres of conservation land between the Castle and Lake Saltonstall. The Castle's elaborate Victorian interior was destroyed by a fire in 1967, which led to the foundation of the Winnekenni Foundation by a group of citizens. Today, the foundation is responsible for the upkeep of the castle and the surrounding land and trails. With the help of students and faculty from Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, they were able to complete a refurbishing and remodeling of the building.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Winnekenni Castle is an iconic place to visit while you are in Haverhill. There are trails to walk, places to sit and relax.  more »
  • This is a beautiful site: a "castle", gorgeous landscaping, and loads of walking trails. Great spot for dog walking, kids area with swings, etc.  more »
  • Love this place!! So mhany trails to walk hike or bike. Beautiful grounds! Great place for children and pets!! Take a walk up to the castle and just sit and enjoy the scenery!  more »
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  • Great place for a family day! Outdoor picnic areas, lots of trails in the woods. Bring a frisbee! Rent this beautiful historic castle for a private function. Lovely outdoor gardens, friendly and helpful caretakers. Many free public events throughout the year. Easter egg hunt, craft fairs, pics with Santa, jazz concerts.
  • This a great place for a short hike. Dogs are welcome. And it's kept very clean all year round
  • Great place to take the kids or just go for a walk
  • My favorite spot to walk and have a picnic with my hubby and our puppy.
  • I went to see 'Women in Jazz'. The acoustics at the castleare very good. The band was excellant. The only downfall was it's very small as far as the main room.