Hammond Castle Museum will open to the public for its 45th Season on Thursday, July 16, 2020. In keeping with the health and safety guidelines set forth by the State of Massachusetts, the museum will only offer on-line tickets sales for timed tours to access the interior of the museum. Tickets may be purchased at hammondcastle.org.
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 2020 Season schedule has been extended to offer more opportunities to visit the historic site.
- July through October: Open daily with tours beginning at 9:30 am and running every half with last tours starting at 3:00 pm Mondays through Thursday and at 2:30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
- July and August: Thursday Evening Candlelight Tours at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Spiritualism Tour at 9:00 pm
- ‘Carry In-Carry Out’ Picnics in July and August with advance purchase of any of the Candlelight Tours. Reservations are required.
- November and December: Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am to 2:30 pm