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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 1969, 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. Under the direction and guidance of carpentry teacher, Paul Crowley and carpentry students (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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With some hiking trails, flower beds, a playground we spent the afternoon as a family enjoying ourselves and the outdoors. Everyone - from Grandpa walking with a cane to daughter-in-law with a twin...
With some hiking trails, flower beds, a playground we spent the afternoon as a family enjoying ourselves and the outdoors. Everyone - from Grandpa walking with a cane to daughter-in-law with a twin... more »
I have been here multiple times and love it every time. Seeing the castle is always cool, it is a beautiful building. My daughters love it. It's always a good go to when needing some outdoor time...
I have been here multiple times and love it every time. Seeing the castle is always cool, it is a beautiful building. My daughters love it. It's always a good go to when needing some outdoor time... more »
The views here are breath taking. Great, easy walking trails with water and beautiful landscaping all around. The grounds are amazing. The castle was a dream
The castle at Winnekenni park is awesome. I've never been to an event there, but it seems like a great setting, especially in the weather months. Two different trails to hike up there or just take the road.
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