Welcome to Hammond Castle Museum

Hammond Castle Museum is open daily for guided and self-guided tours from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The last entrance is at 3:15 p.m. Reserve your Guided Tour tickets here.

Visit our Calendar of Events for all the programs we’re offering including:

Help Us Save The Towers

Do You Remember the Magic of Your First Visit to the Hammond Castle Museum? Maintaining that magic isn’t an easy task.

As custodians of this century-old museum and its rich collection of artifacts within, we bear the responsibility to restore and preserve our historic landmark in a way that is historically accurate.  Right now, we need to seal the oceanside of the Museum to save our towers and the organ housed within from further water damage.  Only together can we reach our $350,000 fundraising goal for 2023 in order to continue our essential restoration projects.

YOUR generous, tax deductible gift to help us save our towers is greatly appreciated! 
Click Here To Keep The Magic Alive

Become A Member!

Enjoy Expanded Access to an Evolving STEM Museum and Vibrant Historic Site Through a Membership!

All of our Members enjoy :

  • Free admission to new exhibits and daytime tours, including our annual Deck The Halls Holiday Celebration
  • Discounts on Candlelight Tours and on Spiritualism Tours
  • Discounts on over 70 special events 
  • Savings on all Museum Shop purchases

Since we’re a non-profit organization, Memberships are entirely tax-deductible! In turn, your support through a Membership enables us to continue to evolve by creating NEW content, NEW exhibits, and NEW programs, as well as to restore and preserve this historic site for generations.

Join, Renew Or Give A Gift Of Membership Here!

About The Museum

Hammond Castle Museum was constructed in the late 1920s by inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr., known as the Father of Radio Control.  The Museum’s architectural style is mixture of a medieval castle, a Gothic cathedral, and a Renaissance-era French village set amongst Roman ruins. It was built  as his home and laboratory and designed to accommodate his private collection of artifacts from ancient Rome through the Renaissance.  Visitors can explore the many rooms of the museum, as well as enjoy the picturesque grounds and view of the Atlantic shore line.

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Photograph courtesy of: Scott Vining

Visiting the Museum

Hammond Castle Museum is a unique treasure on Gloucester’s picturesque coast.  At nearly a century old, the Museum is not handicapped accessible.  To learn more about visiting the Museum and grounds, click here.

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Weddings and Rentals

Hammond Castle Museum offers the most romantic seaside setting for your special day. Say “I DO” in the expanse of our Great Hall or embrace while perfectly framed by our iconic arches with sweeping views of Gloucester Harbor.  We are proud to be the 2022 Editor’s Pick for Most Unique Venue in the Best of North Shore competition by North Shore Magazine.  For more info click here or please call 978-283-2080 or email at info@hammondcastle.org.


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Photograph courtesy of: Troublemaker Photography

Corporate Events

Hammond Castle Museum offers a secluded off-site setting for private group functions, large or small. Your event can be configured to match most of your organization’s needs, from day long internal company gatherings to customized entertaining with your clients.

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