Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center information

Location
Gloucester , USA
Address
23 Harbor Loop
More information
www.gloucestermaritimecenter.org
Prices
adult/child $6/4
Opening hours
10am-6pm Jun-Oct
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Visit Gloucester's working waterfront and see the ongoing restoration of wooden boats, watch the operation of a marine railway that hauls ships out of the water, and compare the different kinds of fishing boats that were used over the years. From the Grant Circle rotary, take Washington St to its terminus then turn left on Rogers St to Harbor Loop.

The interactive exhibit Fitting Out focuses on the many different businesses that grew up around Gloucester's fishing industry. Doesn't sound so interesting, until you chart your course through the local waters or try your hand at rope making. Sea Pocket Lab is a hands-on outdoor aquarium with exhibits on local marine habitats. It is a great chance for kids to get down and dirty with sea stars, sea urchins, snails, crabs and seaweed. The Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary Exhibit is an excellent introduction for whale watchers heading out on an excursion.