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.To visit Winnekenni Castle and other attractions in Haverhill, use our Haverhill trip itinerary builder site .
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Winnekenni Castle Reviews
TAGrammySeptember 6, 2017
For a brief moment you can feel like you are at one of the royal palaces of England. Interesting site and the area around it is ideal for taking a nice hike along the lake. more »
arockefellerviewAugust 28, 2017
The grounds are attractively landscaped and natural walking trails. There is a beautiful lake with swans & wildlife. There was a classic & antique car show displayed on the extensive lawns of this 700... more »
Eric UAugust 11, 2017
Nothing special about the castle except the beautiful flowers. They don't allow you to see the inside, which apparently is a banquet space. Way to keep the charm guys! Also, if you plan the fish, don'... more »
Karen FlorczakMarch 31, 2017
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.
Joel SantiagoFebruary 12, 2017
This a great place for a short hike. Dogs are welcome. And it's kept very clean all year round
Kerry KellyApril 20, 2017
Great place to take the kids or just go for a walk
Do TurcotteMarch 13, 2017
My favorite spot to walk and have a picnic with my hubby and our puppy.
Pablo CamposJune 20, 2017
A beautiful place, full of peace and tranquility.
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