Tuesday, Apr 30, 2024 10:00a -
Friday, Nov 08, 2024 4:00p

Hammond Castle Museum
80 Hesperus Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

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$20 for adults, $10 for children, and little ones 4 and under are free.

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Visit the breathtaking home of one of the most prolific American inventors of the 20th century!

The Hammond Castle Museum is a dynamic STEAM museum offering guided and self-guided tours, temporary exhibits, cultural events, and educational programming. Candlelight and spiritualism tours, concerts, movies, and more take place throughout the year.  Built in the late 1920s as the home and laboratory of inventor, John Hays Hammond, Jr, the Museum’s architectural style is a mixture of a medieval castle, a Gothic cathedral, and a Renaissance-era French village set amongst Roman ruins. On permanent display are exhibits relating to Hammond's many patents, including his work with radio control, television, military, and nautical inventions. Also on permanent display is the only remaining complete mural but Golden Age artist, Eric Pape.

This season, we will present a brand-new set of rotating exhibits. These include "Hammond and the History of Television," offering an in-depth look at Hammond's contribution, alongside the work of many others, in the development of TV. This exhibit will be on display through the end of August. Additionally, we'll feature Reconstruction Rome, a self-guided walking tour until the end of the summer. In the fall, we'll open "Natalie Hays Hammond: A Profile of Hammond’s Multifaceted Sister" and "Hammond and the History of Encryption."

Memberships offer free admission to general tours, temporary exhibits and discounts on special events and on all Museum Shop purchases.

On most days, the last admittance into the Museum is 3:15 pm and the Museum closes promptly at 4:00 pm. 

*The Museum will close a half hour early at 2:30 pm on the following dates:*** *May 14, 25, & 31; June 8, 18, 28, & 29; July 6, 19, 27, & 28; August 4, 8, 9, 18, 23, & 25; September 8, 20, 22, 25, & 26, October 3, 7, & 10.*

Accessibility Note: Please be aware that at nearly a century old, the Hammond Castle Museum is not handicapped accessible due to many winding and difficult stairs on the campus and within the Museum.

Photos by Frank C. Grace and by Carin Macnamra

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