Winnekenni Castle, Haverhill

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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 formation 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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  • The Castle is an oddity built in the early 20th century and is now an events center. Outside, you are treated to a beautiful park setting. Inside...you could be at any number of other locations. Fun s...  more »
  • Came to visit Family Friends and got tickets to the Harry Potter Market at Winnekenni Castle. What a wonderful time we had. The area was so pretty. We had a blast in the castle and walking around. Wil...  more »
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  • Spent today at the wedding of a dear friends daughter. The Castle was fabulous. Despite the weather, the bride was beautiful and everything was lovely. A minor power outage lasted but a few,minutes and was quickly restored.
  • Absolutely love this location. I saw this location online and decided to have my Engagement photos taken here. I wish it was closer to me but it is definitely worth the drive.

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