Special Events

The Hammond Castle Museum hosts several special events throughout the year, including the following:

History of Medieval Arms and Armor

Wednesday, July 17th from 10 to 11:30

Museum will present a lecture and demonstration of the History of Medieval Arms and Armor with John Pettibone, former curator and executive director. John has spent many years studying the ancient art of armor and examples from the castles collection will be on display. At the conclusion of the program there will be a question and answer session, a try on Armor opportunity and a tour of Medieval aspects of the Museum. Advanced ticket can be purchased for $20 per person $10 for children  6-12. For tickets Click here!

Enchanted Evening at Hammond Castle Museum

Calling all little Princes & Princesses! Join us for an evening of enchantment at Hammond Castle Museum. Explore the castle while meeting some of your favorite Fairy Tale characters! Whether you learn hula with our Island Princess, sing with the Little Mermaid, or build a snowman with our Snow Sisters, it’s sure to be a magical evening and it takes place in a real castle! For more information and tickets click here! ** This event is sold  out we thank you for your support***

Art at Hammond Castle Museum

Every month through out our season Hammond Castle Museums Shop will be featuring a local artist upon its walls. A portion of the proceeds will go towards restoration efforts. To view this months local artist please click  here!

Private Game of Thrones Season Finale Showing

Sunday May 19th starting at 7:30pm – 11:00pm

Hammond Castle Museum joins together with Cape Ann Brewing Company, Orlando and Associates, Dogtown Restoration Company, and Aflac to bring an exciting evening to watch the season Finale of Game of Thrones. This private party is by invitation only, for reservations to join the celebration please call Hammond Castle Museum at 978-283-2080.

There is a $25.00 donation per ticket for the Hammond Castle Restoration Fund, tickets are limited so call today!

The menu for the feast of the evening is:
Created by Jeremy Goldberg, Cape Ann Brewing Company

Turkey legs basking in medieval seasoning for your palate to enjoy
Baked potato with Knights gourmet toppings
Salad prepared by the finest peasants in the land

Game of Thrones Medieval Brew to help the parched visitors of Hammond Castle:
Created by Jeremy Goldberg Cape Ann Brewing Company

We encourage our fine guests to dress in costume.

For more information please contact Joseph Orlando Jr. of Orlando and Associates at 978-283-8100 or Jeremy Goldberg of Cape Ann Brewing Company at 978-281-4782

Music at the Museum

Enjoy a day of music at the Hammond Castle Museum!
This summer, visitors will have the unique opportunity to not only visit the castle, but to enjoy a Sunday afternoon filled with music. In a nod to John Hammond’s love of music, we have invited three local performance groups to spend the afternoon filling the halls and grounds with melodies for visitors to enjoy during their self-guided castle tours.

Hammond Castle Museum has the pleasure of bringing these amazing three groups to our grounds: Myschyffe Managed, The Penniless Jacks, and the Ladies of Integrity, Aristocracy, Repute, and Society

Tickets are now available $15 per person for more information and to buy tickets click here

Bite Me

Bite Me is a subversive romantic comedy about the real-life subculture of people who believe that they’re vampires and the IRS agent who audits them. This screening of the film on July 28 will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and then candle-lit tours of the castle. See more information, and buy tickets here.

Thursday night Candlelit Tours – July and August

Mr. Hammond loved the evening, and may have done some of his most creative work when the rest of the castle was asleep. His friend, Alexander Graham Bell, first suggested to him that he work at night and sleep during the day, a regime Hammond adopted.

In recognition of this, our Thursday night “candlelit tours” are offered during the months of July and August, during which guides will show you the rooms that Hammond frequented, and entertain you with stories about how a very shy Irene Hammond adapted to her role as wife and hostess within this residence by the sea. Guided tours are the only way to see the castle on Thursday evenings, and are offered at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 PM, with no additional charge beyond basic admission. A popular choice for visitors of all ages. For tickets and more information please click here

Halloween at the Castle – October 2019

There is little doubt that Hammond’s favorite time of year was October. He had surrounding himself with objects from antiquity, and felt a connection with the spirits of the original owners or artisans who created these objects. House guests that were invited to visit during October were never quite sure what Hammond had in store for them, especially after the sun set, and the candles were lit.

Details for Halloween 2019 will be announced late Summer 2019.


For a complete listing of all of our event please click here to view our Calendar of Events Page click here!

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