Hammond Castle is located on the Atlantic coast in the Magnolia area of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The castle, which was constructed between 1926 and 1929, was the home and laboratory of John Hays Hammond, Jr. 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 shoreline. The friendly staff is onsite to answer questions during your self-guided tour.
Explore the Castle and its grounds. Guided and self-guided tours are offered from May through October. During July and August, tour the castle at night on one of the Thursday Night Candlelight and Spiritualism tours. The Museum offers a number of educational programs and prearranged tour opportunities for school and tour groups. Additionally, Hammond Castle hosts several special events throughout the year, including the Renaissance Fair, Six Nights of Halloween Spooks, and Deck the Halls.
The museum is open to the public:
April: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
May-October: Daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
July & August: Candlelight and Spiritualism Tours | Thursday 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 8:00 pm
November & December: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm