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Maritime Gloucester

23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
+1 978-281-0470
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Great for kids

Had not planned on going here, but found the small museum and we were very, very pleased with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
russblakerep
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Dover, Pennsylvania
Small but fun

My boyfriend and I stopped in here on a day trip to Gloucester. They have some really cool... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MBoston2007
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice place to visit many views of the ocean nice place to take a walk, nices restaurants near by. Good place on a warm day.

Thank sued20152015
maritimegloucester, Public Relations Manager at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Dear sued20152015, Thanks so much for visiting Maritime Gloucester this past summer and for taking the time to post a review! In time for summer 2017, we will be opening new exhibits --including a renovated aquarium. Hope to see you here again. Happy winter!

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small place jammed packed with lots of info and exhibits. Great views from second floor. Reasonably priced great for the whole family. I recommend you taking the time and checking it out when you are in the area.

Thank Shannon-Lee R
maritimegloucester, Public Relations Manager at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Dear Shannon-Lee R, Thanks so much for visiting Maritime Gloucester this past summer and for taking the time to post a review! In time for summer 2017, we will be opening new exhibits --including a renovated aquarium. Hope to see you here again. Happy winter!

Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a small museum with lots of information about the formation of the waters around Gloucester as well as the maritime history of the area. Good information and a touch tank to check out the local creatures as well. Stop in the Scuba shop...More

Thank spbos14
maritimegloucester, Public Relations Manager at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016

Dear spbos14, Thanks so much for visiting Maritime Gloucester this past summer and taking the time to post a review! In time for summer 2017, we will be opening new exhibits --including a renovated aquarium. Hope to see you here again.Happy winter!

Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great spot for kids to learn about marine life and for the family, or couples, to hang out on the gorgeous dock (same one used in the filming of the Perfect Storm). It's a very active harbor and the center gives you a good overview...More

Thank H C
maritimegloucester, Director of Programs at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Dear H C, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Maritime Gloucester. We are so happy you had a fun time here exploring our exhibits and walking around our harbor front site. Maybe you'll be able to visit again over Labor Day...More

Reviewed 17 July 2016

This museum is a hidden jem, tucked away on Harbor Loop and for a long time I did not know it was there. My kids definitely enjoyed the touch tanks and the other marine tanks in the outdoor aquarium area. The interns that work there...More

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maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Dear soxskier, Thanks for visiting us at Maritime Gloucester and taking the time to review your experience. We are so pleased that your family had an engaging time in the touch tanks exploring the local marine life with our interns. We hope you will plan...More

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We went to visit while we were staying in Sandwich, Massachusetts for vacation.
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