Guided & Self Guided Tours of Hammond Castle Museum
October 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2022
Hammond Castle Museum was constructed between 1926 and 1929 by inventor John Hays Hammond Jr in the style of a medieval castle. It served as his private residence, laboratory, housed his collection of ancient artifact and massive pipe organ. Visitors may explore its nearly 20 rooms including the Great Hall, Court Yard, Whisper Gallery/Library and Inventions Room as well as enjoy the striking beauty of the grounds and view of the Atlantic coast. The picturesque grounds were recently voted #4 Most Instagramable sites on the North Shore in the Best of the North Shore competition by Northshore Magazine.
The Museum offers rotating exhibits and educational and cultural arts programs including: concerts, movies, and candlelight and spiritualism tours. It is also available for private rentals. At nearly century old, the Museum is not handicapped accessible and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Guests should plan 60 minutes to explore the Museum. During guided tours, our experienced tour guides will provide a contextualized history of both the Hammonds and the various artifacts located throughout the Museum. Your guide will spend about half and hour with you and then you will have the opportunity explore the Museum on your own. Please note – the last tours begin at 3pm, one hour before the Museum and the Museum Shop close. There is no difference in ticket costs between guided and self-guided tours. If you choose a guided tour, we ask that you remain with your group for the duration of the tour. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your timed admission to allow enough time for the check-in process. Heavy traffic should be considered when planning your travel time.