The Horror of Abbadia Mare: An Adaptation of Five H.P. Lovecraft Stories

The Horror of Abbadia Mare: An Adaptation of Five H.P. Lovecraft Stories

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In October 1929, overshadowed by the collapse of the stock market, the transfer of the castle Abbadia Mare to the shores of America was complete. With it came a horror which brought down one of the most prolific inventors of his time and with him, the House of Hammond. Almost 100 years ago, this closely guarded secret was transcribed by John Hays Hammond, Jr. in the margins of a forbidden book. We are prepared to finally tell the story!

This October, Hammond Castle Museum will offer a room-to-room theater performance of The Horror of Abbadia Mare, an adaptation of five H.P. Lovecraft stories set within the Castle and adapted around our founder John Hays Hammond Jr. The Horror-Fan culture will recognize many of the elements of H.P. Lovecraft stories woven together with catastrophic results of Hammond’s insatiable curiosity and research into his family’s dark past at Miskatonic University’s Library.   As guests move through the inner rooms of the Castle they come upon various members of the Hammond household and are drawn into a story of frantic and erratic happenings within the castle’s walls.

The five adaptations include Lovecraft’s: Dunwich Horror, Dreams in the Witch House, The Hound, The Color of Space, and From Beyond.

Performances begin at 6 pm and run every 15 minutes through 9 pm on Friday, October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. Performances are limited to 8 audience members at a time. Each story is approximately eight to 10 minutes long and the program runs 60 minutes in total. This program is appropriate for children ages 13 years and older. Tickets are $25 each.

 

  • In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have developed a Code of Safety in an effort to maintain the health and wellness of all our guests and staff while offering a safer, enjoyable experience. Before purchasing your tickets, please view our policy below. In keeping with the Massachusetts State Reopening Regulations, the number of guests permitted in the Museum at any given time is strictly limited.  Each performance is limited to 8 guests.
  • Visitors are required to purchase timed tickets in advance of their arrival as tickets will not be sold on premises. This program will run for 60 minutes. 
  • Check in begins 15 minutes prior to the ticketed tour time. Heavy traffic should be considered when planning your travel time. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate those who arrive more than 10 minutes past the start of their ticketed performance time.   
  • All ticket sales are final and exchanges for other performances are not offered.   

**Hammond Castle Museum Members: Please call us at 978-283-2080 so we may assist in securing your reservation.**

Performances Run on Friday October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th!

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Code of Safety

We ask that all visitors adhere to our new Code of Safety for admission to the Museum. Visitors compliance with these provisions is essential to preserving the safety and wellness of both visitors and staff.
  • If you are feeling unwell and displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 including cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sore throat, and/or new loss of taste or smell, please refrain from visiting until you and everyone in your household is well.
  • If you have had close contact with someone who is Covid-19 positive, please refrain from visiting until you are confident of your own health and wellness.
  • Face masks are required at all times while inside the Museum and while on the Museum grounds. They should be worn according to the CDC guidelines covering both your nose and mouth.
  • Please be mindful to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet between yourself and other visitors who are not members of your own household.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your timed ticket to allow enough time for the check-in process.
  • Please be respectful of and adhere to the facilitated, timed movements throughout the Museum.
  • Please be mindful, Hammond Castle Museum is not handicapped accessible.
  • Be kind to each other and to our staff as we all adjust to a new way of presenting the Museum.