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.
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.
Guided sea kayaking tours and snorkeling on Ipswich Bay as well as summer programs for children.
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.
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.
Take a tour of Gloucester’s only remaining Ice Plant. They are the Coolest Guys Around
Cape Ann Lanes is a fun, family-friendly bowling alley and arcade with craft beer and delicious thin-crust pizza.
The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce maintains a master calendar of events.
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.
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.
Established 1922. Workshops, classes, lectures, auctions, exhibitions, May – October.
1782 home of Judith Sargent Murray. Guided tours, June – Oct., Fri – Mon, Noon – 4 p.m.
Medieval castle of Dr. Hammond, America’s second greatest inventor. Tours, educational programs, concerts, function facilities. Open April through November.
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.
Lectures, exhibits, demonstrations of traditional boatbuilding history and methods. Open year round.
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.
Guided tours, May 15 – Oct 15, Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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.
Home of Whale Conservation Institute. Research staff led by renowned Dr. Roger Payne, host of In the Company of Whales TV documentary.
Featured on the Discovery Channel and in National Geographic Magazine. Group, senior, and children’s rates.