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Maritime Gloucester

23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
+1 978-281-0470
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Loved the history.

The place was very nice and the staff were very friendly. Not very big but nice. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Matthew B
via mobile
A Standout Among All The Coastal Beauties

Being a long time lover of the string of coastal beauties that Gloucester rests in the midst of... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Clifton, VA
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Maritime Gloucester is Cape Ann's destination for maritime fun with facilities located on Gloucester's historic harbor. You can get inspired by the wonders of marine life, learn about the area's rich maritime heritage, meet ocean creatures, talk to a schooner captain, and become a hands-on part of the working waterfront! A calendar of programs, schooner sails, and family-friendly weekly events, including Labor Day's Schooner Festival. Maritime Gloucester - Oceans of Discovery Open daily in the summer from 10:00 - 6:00 pm. IMPORTANT UPDATE: Maritime Gloucester's Harriet Webster Pier is currently closed to the public as a result of a major harbor clean up effort in Gloucester Harbor. For the remainder of the 2016 season, admission to Maritime Gloucester is free of charge with interactive exhibits open in the Gorton's Gallery, the Children's Room, and the Dive Locker. We have fascinating sea animals in tanks in the WetLab -- including our BLUE lobster! Shop Maritime is fully stocked with tshirts, hats, unique gifts and a large selection of maritime-themed books for the whole family. On Sept. 3rd, plan on a visit to Maritime Gloucester's Maritime Heritage Day when we'll be unveiling a new schooner exhibit to celebrate Gloucester Schooner Festival.
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23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
+1 978-281-0470
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

The place was very nice and the staff were very friendly. Not very big but nice. Unfortunately, the aquarium was closed when we went. Wanted to see that. We still enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Being a long time lover of the string of coastal beauties that Gloucester rests in the midst of, it's hard to explain why it stands out to me. It just does! If I had to choose just one place to sit, eat a Lobster Roll...More

Thank 69dude
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Water and ships define the heart of the city; it calms down to a quiet town in the winter, but it is a bustling place in Spring & Summer, because of what you can do on the water. Don't miss it: this is a WORKING...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Extremely small museum with very few exhibits. The entrance fee is rather large considering the size of the museum. There are a few hands on exhibits that I am sure the children would enjoy. Not what we expected for a museum.

Thank LuckyMesaAZ
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Vast amount of funding spent on infrastructure - content zero. Sad as great possibilities, hopefully fulfilled in the future..

1  Thank Simon G
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Had not planned on going here, but found the small museum and we were very, very pleased with the touch tank, the staff, and especially the diving area. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend as my children learned a great deal about...More

Thank russblakerep
Reviewed 2 August 2017

My boyfriend and I stopped in here on a day trip to Gloucester. They have some really cool interactive exhibits, and the docents were especially knowledgeable and friendly. There's also an aquarium stocked with critters caught right out in the harbor, and a touch tank...More

Thank MBoston2007
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We brought our three grandchildren to this very nice museum of living history with live fish and models of fish. They had a great time looking for the creatures who are given a nice home in the tanks that seemed well kept.

1  Thank nanagrace
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Go though this museum and learn about the fishing history of Gloucester - a hard life for many, with tales of shipwrecks and sea lore aplenty. Beautiful models and displays, some working, will teach about fishing methods in the old days. There is also a...More

1  Thank yojimbo56003
maritimegloucester, Public Relations Manager at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Dear yojimbo56003, Thanks so much for visiting Maritime Gloucester this fall and for taking the time to post a review! We are so pleased you enjoyed our exhibits and found them informative and engaging. In time for summer 2017, we will be opening new exhibits...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

A secret treasure that we discovered when a women who offered to take our picture at the Fisherman's Memorial told us about some places we might want to see. The next morning we drove up to the castle and were enchanted. It was built in...More

1  Thank fldee
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Sandra O
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Response from ehubbard | Reviewed this property |
We went to visit while we were staying in Sandwich, Massachusetts for vacation.