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Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

Attractions in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Annisquam Light
    Wigwam Point, Lighthouse Road, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-281-8865, This historic and picturesque lighthouse and its grounds, which include an early Nineteenth Century keepers house, a stone oil house and a garage, is open to visitors... more info  map

  • Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House Museum
    75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-283-0800, First built as a summer home by Henry Davis Sleeper, a well respected designer and collector during the early part of the Twentieth Century, the house evolved into a... more info  map

  • Eastern Point Light
    Gloucester Harbor, Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-281-8865, Although the grounds to this lighthouse are currently closed to the public, there is a great vantage point from which to view the historic and scenic structure that is... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Man at the Wheel Statue
    Stacey Boulevard, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-283-1601, Gazing towards the sea with stern look of determination, this statue of a seaman at the wheel represents and pays homage to the maritime history of the Gloucester and... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library
    2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-281-9763, Having served the public since 1830, this library features a collection of over one hundred thousand titles and a varied array of programs and cultural events; the... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Beauport - SPNEA
    75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA 01930
    The Sleeper McCann House
    978-283-0800, The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities operates over thirty five properties, with houses that span the time periods between the 1600s to the present... more info  map

  • Cape Ann Historical Museum
    27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-283-0455, This museum displays collections that honour the maritime heritage of the Cape Ann area, as well a great collection of art by regional artists, including the largest... more info  map

  • Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
    23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-281-0470, With a variety of programs and exhibits that are both compelling and educational, this center is “the only working historic waterfront in the Northeast” and features... more info  map

  • Hammond Castle Museum
    80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-283-2080 or 978-283-7673, This picturesque castle overlooks the ocean, and, besides the interest of the structure itself, features displays of Renaissance art and an organ with eight thousand two... more info  map

  • Rocky Neck Art Colony
    77 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-283-4554, The This is the oldest operative art colony in the United States, and boasts more than thirty artists in residence, in a setting that is picturesque and artistically... more info  map

  • Schooner Adventure
    4 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-281-8079, This National Historic Landmark is the home of Gloucester’s last fishing schooner, and offers interesting and educational on board tours.  more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary
    Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, MA 01930
    Run under the aegis of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, this wildlife sanctuary protects native wildlife, while offering visitors the chance to commune with nature and... more info  map

  • Ravenswood Park
    Western Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
    Route 127
    978-526-8687, Depending upon the season, this beautiful six hundred acre forest offers opportunities for walking, hiking, cross country skiing, exploring on snowshoes, and more, in... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • 7 Seas Whale Watch
    63 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
    In Historic Downtown Gloucester at Harbor Cove
    888-283-1776, Featured on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic, 7 Seas Whale Watch's comfortable Privateer IV is the only Gloucester whale watch boat with a GPS display,... more info  map

  • Anne Rowe Charters
    Seven Seas Wharf, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-283-2046, With over thirty years of experience, this charter company specializes in deep sea fishing excursions, especially for Haddock and Cod. more info  map

  • Cape Ann Whale Watch
    415 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
    Cape Ann Whale Watch is one of the best Gloucester whale watching companies offering guaranteed whale sightings on every voyage out to Stellwagen Bank, a Marine... more info  map

  • Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch
    24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
    Historic Harbor Loop in Downtown
    978-283-6995, Offers daily whale watch trips with sightings guaranteed. Visit the onsite nautical gift shop and whale museum. more info  map

  • Cloud Nine Charters LLC
    P.O. Box 1112, Gloucester, MA 01931
    978-283-7088, For something a bit different, one can take advantage of the week-long or long weekend cruises that are offered aboard this yacht, where no language other than French is... more info  map

  • Connemara Bay Charters
    47 Crafts Road, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-283-0197, Connemara Bay Charters features both fishing charters for blue fish, haddock, sharks, tuna, cod, striped bass, and more, as well as pleasure charters that include whale... more info  map

  • Discovery Adventures Sea Kayaking
    P.O. Box 31, Gloucester, MA 01931
    978-283-3320, With the goal of offering something for those of all ages and experience levels, Discovery Adventures features kayaking tours and snorkeling on Ipswich Bay, and summer... more info  map

  • Gloucester Maritime Trail
    Stage Fort Park Information Center, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-281-8865, Here, visitors can take advantage of four enjoyable and educational self-guided tours through America’s first seaport.  more info  map

  • Harbor Tours
    Harbor Loop, Roses Wharf, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-283-1979, This touring company offers island site seeing tours, as well as lobster trap hauling cruises, and more.  more info  map

  • Schooner Thomas E. Lannon
    Seven Seas Wharf, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-281-6634, Daily sailing excursions into the harbour are offered aboard this beautiful, sixty-five-foot fishing schooner, which include relaxing and scenic two-hour cruises. . more info  map

  • Sloop Boat Charters
    Saint Peter's Square, Gloucester, MA 01930
    978-768-2569, Sloop Boat Charters features sailing and lobster gathering trips aboard an historic fishing sloop.  more info  map


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