We are temporarily closed to the public and will open again for self guided tours and our holiday programs on December 7th.
Hammond Castle Museum is a unique treasure on the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts. It was constructed between the years 1926 to 1929, by inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr. to serve as his residence. Its architectural style is that of a medieval castle, and was custom built to encompass his private collection of artifacts spanning from ancient Rome through the Renaissance.
For the first time in almost 20 years Hammond Castle Museum will be open for the Holidays!
Join us as we deck the halls and welcome the holidays with all things merry and bright! We’ll kick off the season with a craft fair and self guided tours beginning on December 7th and continue to Fa La La La right through to Christmas Week with a Marion Rayner art show in the Museum Shop, a play by the Gloucester High School Theater Department, concerts by Myschyffe Managed and Chelsea Berry, and even a visit or two by the man himself, Santa Claus!
We are currently inviting local organizations and businesses to Deck The Halls and decorate a room and trim the tree! To learn more about participating in the program, please email Mary Goldberg at email@example.com
Hammond Castle Museum is currently closed to the public. Group tours will resume in November, reservations are required and may be made by calling 978-283-2080. We will reopen to the public to celebrate the holidays beginning with a Craft Fair on December 7th and self guided tours will be available through December 20th! Our regular tour season begins again in the Spring when we will reopen for daily guided tours. Check back in the new year as we will be announcing some exciting new exhibits and programs.
Visitors are welcome to explore the many rooms of the castle with its medieval architecture and artifacts, as well as enjoy the beauty of the castle grounds and view of the Atlantic shore line. In addition, the Museum offers a number of educational programs and prearranged tour opportunities for school and tour groups. The Museum is open to the public from May through September.
Corporate rentals, such as award dinners, clambakes, and small meetings are excellent ways the Hammond’s home continues the tradition established over the years when notable celebrities, scientists, musicians and world leaders met here to enjoy the Hammond experience.
The unique ambiance of Hammond Castle, so quaintly nestled on Gloucester’s rocky Atlantic coast, is the perfect setting for that memorable event. What began as a dream by Dr. John Hays Hammond, Jr., and as a wedding present for his bride is still here today.
80 Hesperus Ave. Gloucester, MA 01930
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