Return to the Renaissance at Hammond Castle Museum

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Oct 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA


Oct 14
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hammond Castle
80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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Adults $35, Kids 5-12: $10, Little Ones 4 & Under Free with ticket.

Hammond Castle Museum Member savings apply.
Join us for one of two sessions as we Return to the Renaissance on our oceanside lawn with a live musical performance, a demonstration of a Knight’s battle, and some family-friendly improv by none other than Shakespeare himself!

The Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword, an educational-based medieval reenactment group will perform an armored fight demo as well as explore life on the medieval battlefield. The Brotherhood is dedicated to the presentation and practice of historical European martial arts and other facets of medieval life. Their armored fight demonstrations are high energy and entertaining. The Penniless Jacks is a high-energy folk-rock band that focuses on livening up traditional “tavern” music. Shakespeare Approves will keep the kids giggling with his family-friendly antics and improvisational banter.

Doors open at 10:00 am.

Session 1- 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Penniless Jacks: 10:30 am -11 am
Shakespeare Approves: 11:00 – 11:30
Brotherhood of the Arrow & Sword: 11:30 – 12:30 pm.

Session 2-1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.
Penniless Jacks: 1:30 pm -2 pm
Shakespeare Approves: 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Brotherhood of the Arrow & Sword: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.

No Guided Tours are scheduled for this day, allowing our guests the freedom to explore the Museum at their own pace. Admittance into the Museum will conclude at 3:15pm. Those holding Session 2 tickets are encouraged to arrive ahead of time to fully immerse themselves in the Museum’s interior. Guests are encouraged to plan 60 minutes to explore the Museum. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for the following Saturday, October 14th. All reservations will be honored at the scheduled session time.

Please note: On-site parking will only be for those with limited mobility, but we encourage you to keep in mind that there are many stairs leading down to the Museum, the interior of the Museum, and out to the seaside lawn. General parking for this event will not be provided on the premises. Off-site parking at Stage Fort Park (24 Hough Ave, Gloucester) will be required. Two free “Yellow School Bus” shuttles will run continuously from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between the Park and the Museum.