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Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

75 Eastern Point Blvd, Gloucester, MA 01930-4433
+1 978-283-0800
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Unique, fascinating house

This was a very interesting, although unconventional house. It is part of the Historic New England... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Southern New England
via mobile
Unique and eclectic

We arrived on a rainy day and there were many more visitors than expected. Colleen was working at... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Acton, Massachusetts
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Also called the Beauport Sleeper-McCann House, this fantasy mansion of more than 40 rooms is perched on the rocks overlooking Gloucester Harbor.
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75 Eastern Point Blvd, Gloucester, MA 01930-4433
+1 978-283-0800
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This was a very interesting, although unconventional house. It is part of the Historic New England organization which includes a wide variety of historic houses and farms. This was a very eclectic collection of rooms and artwork and treasures with some unbelievable views. My only...More

Thank djjr
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We arrived on a rainy day and there were many more visitors than expected. Colleen was working at the reception desk but offered to accommodate our group and give an extra tour. She was very enthusiastic and full of interesting tidbits of info.. on the...More

Thank 907LouiseB
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Enjoy a mind boggling collect of so many unique collections of things. This lovely home is located on a rocky ledge overlooking the ocean and surrounded by lovely gardens and patios. Stroll through 20 plus rooms on a guided tour and prepare to be amazed!...More

1  Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We went on the 3 hour nooks & crannies tour. It was amazing seeing how he added on and his collections. what I liked most about him, is he didn't care if something was rare or valuable but that he liked the way it looked...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We really enjoyed touring this beautifully preserved home from the past. Our tour guide (Christine?) was well spoken and very interesting in sharing all the tidbits surrounding the home and its furnishings.She answered all questions to the best of her ability and seemed to really...More

Thank meggie16
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I had seen a show about this unique house a number of years ago and we finally made a visit. It is one of the most interesting houses we have ever visited, anywhere, with each room very different in character and decoration and packed with...More

Thank oldmayor
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Designed by owner and professional interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper, this is a fascinating house to visit. It is very eclectic. Each room has a different theme. The view of Gloucester Harbor from the porches and some of the rooms is breathtaking. After Sleeper's death,...More

Thank bcnett
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Beauport is the most fascinating of houses in the USA. It is part of a collection of homes held by Historic New England. There are regular tours and speciality tours like Nooks and Crannies. This magical home is situated on a gorgeous spot in Eastern...More

Thank Elisa S
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This was a scheduled stop on our bus tour of Gloucester. Beautiful home & grounds. Tour of the home & grounds takes about 1 1/2 - 2 hrs.

1  Thank elliemae710
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Sleeper-McCann House is full of pleasant surprises. Walking through this winding maze of rooms of various styles and inspiration was a true treat. Very glad the McCann family (the second owners of the property) kept the quirkiness of Sleeper's interior decorating vision alive and...More

1  Thank metrochica
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Nicole S
27 December 2016|
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Response from beauport | Property representative |
Guided tours of Beauport are $15 per adult, $12 per senior, $8 for children/students, and free if you are a member of Historic New England. We will open again Sat, May 27, 2017. We will be open to the public Tues - Sat, 10am... More
Dan H
27 August 2016|
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Response from beauport | Property representative |
There is a bus service via the Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA) that will get you within 1/4 mile of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House. There will also be taxis available when you dock, which might be an easier... More
12 March 2016|
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Response from beauport | Property representative |
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House is a historic house museum overlooking Gloucester Harbor. Built by Henry Davis Sleeper, one of America's first professional interior designers, it is open for tours six months of the year... More