The Castle is a reproduction of Erik the Red’s tenth century Viking castle in Greenland. Built in the 1920s by Marblehead artist Waldo Ballard and his wife.
n 1945 the Ballards sold the castle to L. Francis Herreshoff, son of noted yacht designer Nathanael Greene Herreshoff. The younger Herreshoff died in 1972.
The carriage house, next to the main building has been converted into a bed and breakfast.