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Bancroft Tower

Bancroft Tower Road, Salisbury Park, Worcester, MA
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Great views of Worchester

Beautiful views of the city, the tower is open on Sunday’s in October. Get to the top for $1... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paul D
New York City, New York
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Tower with great views

On Sundays in October, this tower is open to the public. You can examine the inside and climb the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reading, MA
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Bancroft Tower Road, Salisbury Park, Worcester, MA
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful views of the city, the tower is open on Sunday’s in October. Get to the top for $1 donation. Historic tower built in 1900

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On Sundays in October, this tower is open to the public. You can examine the inside and climb the narrow spiral staircase to the top of the turret where a Parks volunteer awaits to give you a 360 degree visual tour of the sights. The...More

1  Thank Teacher_Mother
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Many men from Kerry, helped build Bancroft Tower in Worcester Ma. Cornelius Donahue was foreman on the building of the tower. His brother Thomas Donahue also worked on the tower with many other masons from County Kerry. Cornelius Donahue also worked for the Stephen Salisbury...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went to visit Bancroft Tower last month. Interesting history on the accompanying plaque. Mr Bancroft was the ambassador to Germany and this tower was built by a friend in his honor. You can view of the Worcester skyline from this hilltop location.

1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Pretty place to visit in the fall to see the foliage from the tower which, I believe, you can only climb for 4 weekends in October. Especially interesting if you are from the Worcester area and know a bit about the history of Worcester.

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We visited because it honors the gent who founded the Naval Academy and looked interesting. The tower was locked, but we still got a great view of Worcester, since there were no leaves on the trees. It was fun to take a few photos with...More

1  Thank LeisaS
Reviewed 4 March 2017

quick stop, couple of pictures and done!!! but worth a visit really. cute little walk around. not much else there

1  Thank crantok
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We have come here a few times for family pictures, there are beautiful stone and wooded backdrops, lots of option. Foliage is bright and beautiful in October.

2  Thank nicole s
Reviewed 14 January 2017

A brief visit on our drive from NY to Maine. Nice photo op and some interesting history. Would have been fun to go up the tower.

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I went one saturday afternoon but found that the "castle" was really just a small tower and it was locked. So basically, all you see in this picture is all there is to do. Plus the parking lot was filled with young college couples who...More

Thank Swetha S
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