Attractions

Wildlife Reserve 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

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…
Beach in Gloucester

Wingaersheek Beach

The biggest and best of Cape Ann's beaches is Wingaersheek Beach, a wide swath of sand surrounded by Ipswich Bay and guarded by Annisquam Lighthouse.
Museum in Gloucester

Maritime Gloucester

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 Site in Gloucester

Beauport

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…
Beach in Gloucester

Stage Fort Park

There are two lovely, small beaches at Stage Fort Park: the picturesque Half-Moon Beach and the more remote Cressy’s Beach. The latter is a bit of a trek from the parking lot, but it's worth it to get away from the …
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

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,…
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.’
Beach in Gloucester

Good Harbor Beach

East of East Gloucester, on the way to Rockport, Good Harbor Beach is a spacious, sandy stretch surrounded by dunes. Walk out to Salt Island at low tide.