Exploring Hammond Castle Museum

  • From North Station
  • Activity Level: Easy
  • Tour Duration: 2 hours

Exploring Hammond Castle Museum | The Details

Explore the enchanting Hammond Castle Museum at your own pace with a self-guided tour through its stunning galleries. The museum’s comprehensive booklet provides in-depth information about the castle’s history and inhabitants, alongside a suggested route. Nestled on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this European-style castle was constructed in the late 1920s by the visionary scientist and inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr. His extensive travels and passion for ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art are evident throughout the castle, which features architectural elements from the Old World and innovative technological applications.

Highlights include the majestic courtyard with its tropical plants and concealed pool, and the impressive pipe organ, one of the world’s largest, with 8,400 pipes and revolutionary features. Hammond Castle has served as a set for TV shows and films and continues to attract thousands of visitors each year. Now in its 48th season, the museum offers new exhibits, educational programs, and community events, aiming to become a leading STEM museum in Essex County.

What’s Included

  • Commuter Rail Ticket
  • Transportation to/from the Station
  • Entry fee into the museum
  • 2 hours to explore at your own pace

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Snacks



Arrive at North Station and check to ensure your train is on time.


Board the Newburyport line train until the Gloucester Station stop.


Arrival at Gloucester Station. Upon exiting the train you will find a sprinter van with a Keolis massAdventures sign. The driver will then take you to Hammond Castle.


Arrival at Hammond Castle, upon arrival check in with the front desk staff to get your ticket and guide booklet.


Free time to explore the castle and it’s grounds.


Board the bus back to the train station.


Board the train that will take you back to Boston.


Arrival into Boston’s North Station.

We will also send these details along via email with more information on how to get to/from North Staton upon booking. Your train ticket will be emailed to you 48 hours in advance of the trip.

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