Historic Site in Gloucester


The lavish home of interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper is known as Beauport, or the Sleeper-McCann mansion. Sleeper scoured New England for houses that were about to be demolished and scavenged wood paneling, arch…
Museum in Gloucester

Cape Ann Museum

This tiny museum is a gem – particularly for its paintings by Gloucester native Fitz Henry Lane. Exhibits also showcase the region's granite-quarrying industry and – of course – its maritime history. The museum is i…
Gallery in Gloucester

Rocky Neck Art Colony

The artistic legacy of Gloucester native Fitz Henry Lane endures, as Gloucester still boasts a vibrant artists community at Rocky Neck Art Colony. In addition to the cooperative Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, there are a…
Museum in Gloucester

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

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…
Historic House in Gloucester

Hammond Castle Museum

Dr John Hays Hammond Jr (1888–1965) was an electrical engineer and inventor who amassed a fortune fulfilling defense contracts. With this wealth, Hammond pursued his passion for collecting European art and architect…
Square in Gloucester

St Peter’s Square

Don’t leave Gloucester without paying your respects at St Peter's Sq, where Leonard Craske’s famous statue Gloucester Fisherman is dedicated to ‘They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships, 1623–1923.’
National Park in Gloucester

Stellwagen Bank

Gloucester is perfectly situated to launch your whale-watching expedition, thanks to the proximity of Stellwagen Bank, 842 sq miles of open ocean rich in marine life. The area was declared a National Marine Sanctuar…
Gallery in Gloucester

Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck

In a beautiful space overlooking Smith Cove, this cooperative gallery showcases the work of 33 Cape Ann artists.
Gallery in Gloucester

Rocky Neck Cultural Center

Built as a neighborhood meeting place in 1877, this Carpenter Gothic building now hosts exhibits and events.
Gallery in Gloucester

North Shore Arts Association

With some 600 members, this vibrant local arts association has been hosting exhibits and performances since 1922. Visit the lovely harborside setting to see one of the rotating exhibits, catch a lecture or workshop,…