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If you're lucky enough to be in Gloucester late in June, ask about the Festival of St. Peter.
 

 

Scenic Tour

Signs direct motorists along Gloucester's Scenic Tour, covering the Harbor Cove, Inner Harbor, and Fish Pier, as well as to the famous statue of the "Man at the Wheel" (Gloucester Fisherman) by Leonard Craske.

You can also take Gloucester harbor tours on the Harbor Shuttle. More...

Rocky Neck Art Colony

On your excursion down to Beauport, you'll want to stroll through East Gloucester's Rocky Neck Art Colony. The winding streets offer interesting glimpses of the harbor, and every other house seems to be an artist's studio.

You'll see signs asking you to park before you enter the narrow streets. Take advantage of the lot next to the signs. More...

Cape Ann Museum

This excellent small museum of Cape Ann art, history and culture features an extensive collection of works by famed local painter Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865), other painters and sculptors who worked on Cape Ann such as Gilbert Stuart, Alfred Wiggin, Jerome Elwell and Susannah Paine; fine furniture and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries; and exhibits on Gloucester history of fishing and granite-quarrying, all in two historic houses and a Graham Gund-designed museum. More...

Beauport

A great "summer cottage" turned museum, Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, is at 75 Eastern Point Boulevard (tel 978-283-0800), on Eastern Point, the peninsula across the bay from downtown Gloucester.

The house, now under the care of Historic New England, was built by Henry Davis Sleeper, a prominent interior decorator and antiquarian of the 1920s. Sleeper worked for 27 years to make Beauport a showplace. It still is. More...

Hammond Castle Museum

Dr John Hays Hammond, the electrical engineer who invented radio remote control, radar and sonar, built himself a fantasy medieval castle home near Gloucester MA. It's now a quirky, fascinating museum. More...

Beaches

Good Harbor Beach in East Gloucester, Long Beach, and Wingaersheek and Coffin beaches on Ipswich Bay. More...

Whale Watching Cruises

Many Gloucester fishermen have switched from catching fish to watching fish—or whales and dolphins, to be exact. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan



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Annisquam Yacht Club, Gloucester MA

Above, moonrise over the Annisquam Yacht Club, Gloucester MA.

Below, the bridge to Good Harbor Beach.

Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester MA