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Around Cape Anncape ann

There is much to see and do in Cape Ann while you are in the area. Home to one of America's oldest seaports and working art colonies, Cape Ann has witnessed two centuries of strong maritime traditions and a creative artistic vision. Following is a list of some of the many attractions in Cape Ann.


cape annAtlantic Yankee Deep Sea Fishing
Exciting deep sea fishing, just 35 minutes north of Boston. Voted best "Hot Tips" by Boston Magazine and #1 in New England by Charter Fishing Magazine.

 Whale Watching

7 Seas Whale Watch7 Seas Whale Watch - Featured on the Discovery Channel and in National Geographic Magazine. Group, senior, and children's rates.

cape ann whale watchCape Ann Whale Watch
Home of Whale Conservation Institute. Research staff led by renowned Dr. Roger Payne, host of In the Company of Whales TV documentary.

Captain Bill & SonsCaptain Bill's Whale Watch
Sail Captain Bill's three to four hour tour to view the world's largest mammals surfacing, feeding, and breaching in the important feeding areas of Stellwagen Bank and Jeffreys Ledge.


Discovery Adventures Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling
Guided sea kayaking tours and snorkeling on Ipswich Bay as well as summer programs for children.

cape annEssex River Cruises and Charters
Fully narrated one and on-half  hour cruises departing daily from the Essex Marina. Glide back in time as you discover salt marshes, glacial islands, barrier beaches, sand dunes, rare birds and other wildlife.

Thomas E. Lan
Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

A visit to Gloucester would not be complete without a sail on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon. Help the crew raise the sails or just sit back and enjoy Gloucester's scenic coastline. Perfect for private parties and functions.

 Museums and Galleries

BeauportBeauport Sleeper-McCann House
Guided tours, May 15 - Oct 15, Mon - Fri, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fitz Henry LaneCape Ann Museum
View artwork by some of Cape Ann's most prestigious artists including Fitz Hugh Lane, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, Jon Sloan, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis and others. Fisheries/maritime and granite quarrying galleries.

Essex Shipbuilding MuseumEssex Shipbuilding Museum
Lectures, exhibits, demonstrations of traditional boatbuilding history and methods. Open year round.

Maritime Gloucester Maritime Gloucester
A non-profit museum dedicated to inspire visitors to value marine science, our maritime heritage and environmental stewardship through hands-on education and experiences. The museum contains a boat building shop, the Sarah Fraser Robbins Marine Education Center, the Gorton's Seafoods Gallery, Sea Pocket Lab outdoor aquarium, and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Exhibit.

cape annHammond Castle Museum
Medieval castle of Dr. Hammond, America's second greatest inventor. Tours, educational programs, concerts, function facilities. Open April through November.

North Shore ArtsNorth Shore Arts Association
Established 1922. Workshops, classes, lectures, auctions, exhibitions, May - October.

Rocky Neck Art ColonyRocky Neck Art Colony
Rocky Neck Art Colony is the oldest working art colony in the country, and has been luring artists to its picturesque shores for more than 150 years. Located on a peninsula in East Gloucester, Rocky Neck is home to about 30 studios and art galleries as well as several restaurants and eateries. Most are open May to October;  some galleries are open year round.


Sargent HouseSargent House Museum
1782 home of Judith Sargent Murray. Guided tours, June - Oct., Fri - Mon, Noon - 4 p.m.

 Other Favorites

Cape Ann Event Calendar

Cape Ann Lanes
Fun bowling, snacks and more.

Cape Pond IceCape Pond Ice
The coolest guys in town.

Gloucester Stage CompanyGloucester Stage Company
Founded in 1979 by playwright Israel Horovitz, the Gloucester Stage Company has produced more than 35 world premieres, 50 American premieres, and 75 New England premieres. Plays developed at the GSC have gone on to critical and popular acclaim on Broadway, off-Broadway, across the United States, and around the world.

Rocky Neck AccommocationsRocky Neck Accommodations
Built on the water in historic Rocky Neck, Rocky Neck Accommodations offers 11 distinct room arrangements, each with original (1890) exposed beams, queen or king sized beds, private bath, kitchen facilities, private decks, wireless internet, and water views.

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