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Dates:Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020
Hours:Tours being at 9:30 am.
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$ see below
At this time, we are offering a hybrid of a guided and self guided tour to facilitate timed movement through the museum.

All tickets are non-refundable.

Face masks and social distancing are required.

John Hays Hammond Jr., known as “The Father of Radio Control,” was one of America’s most prolific inventors and a protégé of Guglielmo Marconi, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and Alexander Graham Bell.

Built from 1926 through 1929, and incorporated as a museum in 1930, the castle’s architectural style is a mix of a medieval castle, French chateau, and a Gothic cathedral.

It was custom built to encompass Hammond’s private residence, laboratory, and museum quality collection of architectural elements such as the facades of medieval shops and doorways from chateaus.

Also on display is Hammond’s extensive list of patents, his work with radio control and his work on guided torpedoes for the military.

Hammond Castle Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It is not handicapped accessible.

The museum offers guided tours and numerous educational and cultural events throughout the year.

It is also available for weddings and elopements.

For more information, please contact Hammond Castle Museum at [email protected], 978-283-2080 or visit to purchase tickets.

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Adults $18, Seniors $15 Kids ages 5 - 12 $10. Children ages 4 and under are free. Thursday Evening Candlelight Tours and Spiritualism Tours are $20 a ticket.



80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA, 01930 map
Phone: 978-283-2080

How to reach the Museum:
Take I-95 North out of Boston to Exit 45, then route 128 North to Exit 14. Turn right onto Route 133 to the very end of that highway, and with the ocean directly in front of you turn right onto Route 127. Approximately 3/4 of a mile from that intersection the road will begin to narrow. Look for a blue and white sign on your left for the Museum, and turn onto Hesperus Avenue. The museum is just a few blocks down Hesperus Avenue on your left. Park in the lot off the street, and take the walkway and stairs down to the entrance.

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  • Advance purchase of tickets are required as admission tickets are only available online.

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