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Maritime Gloucester

23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
+1 978-281-0470
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who knew there is an aquarium!

even though it is very small my little mermaid daughter had a blast! :) and if you are a student... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Malden, Massachusetts

The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center is located at Harbor Loop, near the Building Center and the... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2015
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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 8 July 2015

even though it is very small my little mermaid daughter had a blast! :) and if you are a student you even get a discount with your student id!More

Thank Lisy84
Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2015

Hello Lisy84! Thank you for taking the time to review your summer visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you liked our hands-on exhibits and and especially our touch tank aquarium! We hope you are able to visit us again!...More

Reviewed 16 May 2015

The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center is located at Harbor Loop, near the Building Center and the Fitz Henery Lane Stone House. I visit it every couple of years. It has tons of information to educate adults as wells kids. There are tanks for touching sea...More

1  Thank beachbuddy98
Reviewed 1 November 2014

This is a great stop to have a family adventure in and out of the Maritime Heritage Center. It is a learning center for all ages with touch tanks outside, schooners providing day sails, some let you board and observe. Lots of observation areas, fishing...More

2  Thank Ronald S
Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

This was a cool tour. The scenery around it was awesome. The tour guides were very informative. It was a beautiful boat. I wish we could have gone below deck though. The guide was very nice and offered to take pictures of us.

Thank LisaNM
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Lots of history about fishing and the start of the Coast Guard. This is a must see when in the area.

Thank ehubbard
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Great place to learn the fishing history of Gloucester. Lots of interactive and hands on experiences to choose from. Right on the docks so you can see the Schooners come and go.

Thank PlantationDon
Reviewed 8 August 2014

It is worth a visit with young kids, they are able to learn and hold some of the sea life that is found locally. The staff is great, friendly and informative. They also offer other activities and drop in classes. My grandchildren ages 3 and...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 5 August 2014

On Harbor Loop, there's a little maritime discovery center. Got to hold Lobster, Hermit crabs, spider crab, and best of all starfish and sea urchin. Really neat for the kids. They loved it!

1  Thank Marina B
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The museum had some interesting facts and a small hands on aquarium. Nothing sensational but worth a quick stop.

Thank Jake577105
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Great hands on fun with able to touch a live skeet, starfish, sand dollar, among others. They also saw and tried to identify different types of live plankton they made slides for and looked at on computer screens. The educators were informative and great with...More

1  Thank Joy C
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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.