Hammond Castle Museum is currently closed for the Winter.   The 2020 Season will begin in April when the Museum will open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm.  From May through October, the Museum will be open daily from 10 am to 4 pm. 

 If you are interested in inquiring about a wedding, a corporate or private event, or a group tour,  please contact us by email at info@hammondcastle.org or call 978-283-2080 and we will return your inquiry as soon as possible.  

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.

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Visiting the Castle

The Museum will open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April from 10 am to 3 pm.

The regular season begins in May and runs through October during which time the museum will open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.

During July and August, Candlelight Tours and Spiritualism Tours are available on Thursday evenings.

The museum returns to a weekend only schedule for November and December and will open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm.

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.

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Corporate Functions

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.

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Photo courtesy of: Alison Cali

Private Rentals

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.

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