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Candlelight & Spiritualism Tours at Hammond Castle Museum

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Dates:Thu from 8/4/22 - 10/27/22
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Tours
Following the advice of mentor Alexander Graham Bell, John Hays Hammond Jr. conducted the majority of his work in the evening.

While this put Hammond at odds with the rest of the inhabitants of the castle – including his wife Irene – he concluded that working throughout the night and sleeping during the day positively impacted his work as an inventor.

With this in mind, “Candlelight tours” are offered on some Thursday evenings in August and September at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Guides will escort visitors through the castle’s many rooms, placing an emphasis on the Hammonds themselves and the time that they spent in their castle home.

Visit and immerse yourself in the lost era of quiet luxury and candlelight.

Candlelight Tours are offered on Thursdays August 4 & 18 and September 1, 8, 15, & 29.

They run at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Spiritualism Tours: The American Spiritualism Movement enthralled America’s upper and middle class during the late 19th and early 20th centuries – John Hays Hammond Jr. and his wife Irene included.

Both Hammonds took an active role in the movement, contributing to the body of work vastly in different ways.

In honor of their involvement and interest in psychic capabilities, we offer the Spiritualism Tour.

Spiritualism Tours delve into the history of the American Spiritualism Movement and the culture that formed around it, as well as the contributions of both Hammonds.

We will discuss cultural phenomenon such as spirit photography and séances as well as the more scientific aspects of the movement such as Hammond’s research in ESP.
Spiritualism Tours are offered at 9pm on Thursday August 4 & 18 and September 1, 8, 15, & 29.

They are also offered at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm on Thursdays, October 13, 20 & 27.

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Candlelight Tours are offered on Thursdays August 4 & 18 and September 1, 8, 15, & 29. They run at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. Spiritualism Tours are offered at 9pm on Thursday August 4 & 18 and September 1, 8, 15, & 29. They are also offered at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm on Thursdays, October 13, 20 & 27.

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$20

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

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