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The Horror of Abbadia Mare: An Adaptation of Five H.P. Lovecraft Stories

November 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on October 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on October 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on November 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm


In October 1929, overshadowed by the collapse of the stock market, the transfer of the castle Abbadia Mare to the shores of America was complete. With it came a horror which brought down one of the most prolific inventors of his time and with him, the House of Hammond. Almost 100 years ago, this closely guarded secret was transcribed by John Hays Hammond, Jr. in the margins of a forbidden book. This October Hammond Castle Museum is prepared to finally tell the story!

The five adaptations include Lovecraft’s: Dunwich Horror, Dreams in the Witch House, The Hound, The Color of Space, and From Beyond.

Performances begin at 6 pm and run every 15 minutes through 9 pm on Friday, October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th and November 6th. Performances are limited to 8 audience members at a time. Each story is approximately eight to 10 minutes long and the program runs 60 minutes in total. This program is appropriate for children ages 13 years and older. Tickets are $25 each.

  • In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have developed a Code of Safety in an effort to maintain the health and wellness of all our guests and staff while offering a safer, enjoyable experience. Before purchasing your tickets, please view our policy below. In keeping with the Massachusetts State Reopening Regulations, the number of guests permitted in the Museum at any given time is strictly limited.  Each performance is limited to 8 guests.
  • Visitors are required to purchase timed tickets in advance of their arrival as tickets will not be sold on premises. This program will run for 60 minutes. 
  • Check in begins 15 minutes prior to the ticketed tour time. Heavy traffic should be considered when planning your travel time. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate those who arrive more than 10 minutes past the start of their ticketed performance time.   
  • All ticket sales are final and exchanges for other performances are not offered.   

Hammond Castle Museum Members: Please call the Museum at 978-283-2080 for assistance in securing your reservation.


November 6, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hammond Castle
80 Hesperus Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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(978) 283-2080