Local Museums
  • Beauport Sleeper-McCann House, Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester 978-283-0800
    A fantasy house perched on the rocks overlooking Gloucester Harbor, Beauport was built by noted designer Henry Davis Sleeper.
  • Cogswells Grant, Spring Street, Essex 978-768-3632
    Old Essex farmhouse sits on Essex Marsh, boasts noted collection of American folk art.
  • Cape Ann Historical Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester 978-283-0455
    One of the finest regional museums in America, featuring the largest collection of paintings by the famous maritime painter Fitz Hugh Lane (1804-1865).
  • Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 28 Main Street, Essex 978-768-6441
    You can relive Essex's shipbuilding roots through dioramas, full scale construction displays, hands-on exhibits, video presentations and a real schooner.
  • Hammond Castle Museum, Route 127, Gloucester 978-283-2080
    Built by American inventor John Jays Hammond Jr., this castle constructed in the 1920s houses an impressive medieval collection.
  • Halibut Point, Route 127, Rockport 978-546-2997
    Small visitor center includes museum emphasizing Halibut Point's natural history and Cape Ann's historic granite quarrying industry.
  • Manchester Historical Society / Trask House Museum, Union Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea 978-526-7230
    Museum features a mixture of federal, Victorian and other period pieces including fine arts and a collection of furniture manufactured in the Manchester area. Photographs of early summer homes. The Seaside No. 1, an old fire house with early 19th-century fire engines, is available for viewing nearby.
  • Patrons' Museum & Educational Center, 92 Thatcher Road, Gloucester, 978-281-6437
    The museum features a permanent historical art collection which provides teaching and cultural resources honoring Cape Ann artist-teachers over the past 150 years.
  • Sargent House Museum, 49 Middle Street, Gloucester 978-281-2432
    The 18th-century home of philosopher, writer, and activist Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820) and her husband, Reverend John Murray (1770-1845), the founder of Universalism in America.
  • Schooner Adventure, Harbor Loop, Gloucester 978-281-8079
    The 69-year-old Gloucester fishing schooner Adventure is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was recently designated by the National Park Service as a National Historic Landmark.

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