Hammond Castle Museum
Museums / Historic Sites
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. 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.
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.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.