Hammond Castle Museum

Bookmark Listing


80 Hesperus Avenue
Gloucester, MA


2023 Hours
April: Guided Tours will be offered on only on Friday, April 7th and Sunday April 9th. Self-Guided Tours will be available on April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 , 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30th from 10am to 4pm.
May: Open daily 10 am to 4:00 pm. *May 14th the Museum will be closed for a special Mother’s Day event.
June through August: Open daily 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.
September & October: Open daily 10 am to 4:00 pm.
November through December 10th: Open Friday through Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
December 11th – 30th: Open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm. (Closed December 24th and December 25th)


  • Comp Policy:
    Teachers are free with their student group
  • Motorcoach Parking: Nearby


  • Wifi: Yes
  • ADA Compliant: No
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Extended October Hours:
    Spiritualism Tours on Thursdays in the evening
  • Function Space Available: Yes
  • Advanced Tickets Recommended: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes


Hammond Castle Museum was built in the late 1920s in the style of a medieval castle as the home and laboratory of John Hays Hammond, Jr, one of the most prolific inventors of the 20th century. The museum’s collection includes ancient artifacts and architectural elements such as the facades of 15th century French storefronts. Guests may explore many of the museum’s rooms and enjoy the beauty of the grounds and view of the Atlantic coast. The museum offers numerous educational and cultural programs throughout the season and is available for private rentals. At nearly a century, it is not handicapped accessible. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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