Hammond Castle Museum April Vacation Kids Free!

Join Hammond Castle Museum April 15-19  as they extend a warm welcome to children up to age 12, admission-free, to explore the captivating exhibition, “Gertrude Cawein at Hammond Castle Museum,” and to enjoy free self-guided tours of the Hammond Castle Museum. This new showcase features nearly 60 works of art by Eric Pape, a renowned artist and former Cape Ann resident, spanning from 1870 to 1938. For more information on this new exhibition: Eric Pape Gertrude Cawein Exhibit.

Gertrude Cawein Exhibit

Hammond Castle Museum

Dates/Times for April Vacation
  • Monday, April 15th through Friday, April 19th.
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, the last admittance is at 3:15 pm.
  • Self-guided tours of the Hammond Castle Museum are included with admission.
Special Admission April 15-19:
Hammond Castle for All Ages

For generations, Hammond Castle Museum has been an exciting destination for young visitors from Cape Ann and throughout New England; an historic architectural landmark constructed to serve as the home and laboratory of one of the most prolific inventors in American history, and designed to house not only a vast collection of artifacts dating from the period of the Roman Empire through the 20th century, but also a one-of-a-kind organ with over 8,000 individual pipes. The Museum’s founder, John Hays Hammond Jr. (1888-1965) intended the building as a site where visitors of all ages could interact with the artifacts in the collection in a casual and authentic setting and, in doing so, gain a genuine appreciation for and understanding of history, culture, art, music, architecture, and engineering.

About Hammond Castle

John Hayes Hammond, Jr. was a prolific inventor who was mentored by Edison himself! A passionate traveler, Hammond had a deep love of all things European and historic which is reflected in this feast-for-the-eyes home with gems in every corner.

Hammond’s medieval-style castle was built between 1926 and 1929 on a steep hill overlooking the Atlantic ocean in Gloucester, MA. The house features a renaissance dining room, round library, a War room, secret passageways and even an indoor pool with a “weather control” system that Hammond could set whenever he felt like swimming in the rain. The house was an expression of all things that Hammond loved, and his behavior showed it. A joyous Hammond was known to leap cannonball style from a second story window into his courtyard pool.

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 its season. It is also available for private and corporate rentals year-round. For more information, please contact Hammond Castle Museum at info@hammondcastle.org, 978-283-2080 or visit www.hammondcastle.org to purchase tickets.

Hammond Castle Museum
80 Hesperus Ave. Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-2080

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