Hammond Castle

This place is such a jewel in our great city.  Here is a little information on the Hammond Castle.   Hammond Castle is located on the coast of Gloucester, Massachusetts. The castle, which was constructed between 1926 and 1929, was the home and laboratory of John Hays Hammond, Jr. Mr. Hammond was an inventor who was a pioneer in remote control and held over four hundred patents. The building is a collection of 15th, 16th, and 18th century architectural elements and sits on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  At present, the castle operates as the Hammond Castle Museum, with Hammond’s collection of Roman, medieval, and Renaissance artifacts, and exhibits about his life and inventions. Tours are self-guided, and visitors may explore the eight chambers, an elaborate courtyard, two towers and an elaborate ballroom.

Hammond Castle Archway

March 27, 2012 Archway

What a view

March 27, 2012 Hammond Castle


  • In past years I’ve taken my kids to the Robin Hood and King Arthur Festivals held at the castle.
    Such fun and perfect venue. Killer piece of architecture and fabulous views of the harbor.


  • Donna,
    I worked for John Hayes Hammond, Jr. in the late 1950s running his boat, “Irene”. He loved to get out on her whenever he was at home. He had many fellow directors of RCA and the Atomic Energy Commission and liked to enteretain them aboard. It was a unique opportunity for a teenager. I met Henri Fermi, Werner VonBraun and many of the other ex-German rocket scientists then working for the US space industry.


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