— THANK YOU FOR VISITING —
Hammond, New York is a beautiful, rural farming community that borders the spectacular St. Lawrence River, Thousand Islands and Black Lake Regions of Upstate New York. We have a rich history of farmers that in many cases are descendants from Scottish settlers that came here in 1818. Our special museum holds many artifacts unique to Hammond and its people. We are committed and focused on preserving the memories and heritage of generations of Hammond residents. We are particularly proud to live in an area that boasts some of the largest concentrations of Scottish Stone Houses throughout the United States!
HONORING THE 200th ANNIVERSARY OF SCOTTISH SETTLERS THIS SUMMER~
Did you know Hammond was officially founded in 1827? However, 2018 marks the 200th Anniversary of our Scottish Settler Heritage! Don't miss this summer’s HISTORIC Scottish Festival celebrations taking place July 14th-22nd. The Hammond Museum is pleased to present many amazing occasions, dedicated to preserving and promoting our local history—new volunteers and advocates welcome!
— NOW OPEN —
June 20th - September 19th
Wednesday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM
(Special Visits By Appointment)
OUR FIRST SCOTTISH SETTLER WAS WILLIAM MCNEIL. He lived in a cave on the shore of Chippewa Bay prior to 1812. The solid 8 foot tall limestone statue of William McNeil in front of our Museum was carved by local artist, Carmen D'Avino.