The Hammond Castle Museum hosts several special events throughout the year, including the following:
Renaissance Faire – July 21-22, 2018
Experience a two day weekend festival at the castle, July 21-22, 2018. Enjoy live music, magic, comedy, knights, storytelling, merchants, and more! See full details, including information about admission and parking, here.
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.
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.
This year, 2018, marks our 30th year of hosting six evenings of Halloween haunts during the month. The theme this year–the “Halls of Darkness”–will be held on the three Friday and Saturday night sets of October 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27, from 7 PM until 11 PM. The single ticket price is $15.00 per person. Visitors must park at Stage Fort Park, and ride the free shuttle bus to the castle. Please do not drive here directly, as you will be redirected. These nights are created for families in mind, so costumes for the visitors are encouraged. Caution: remember what you pass by outside, and see inside the castle, can be a little bit frightening, so whatever you do, do not plan on sending the night…….