New England's Most Picturesque Towns
"Cape Ann has loads to offer, minus the travel hassles"
Boston Globe Magazine
A True Fisherman's Town with Lots of History, Scenery and Attractions.
"Gloucester is a hard working fishing port that blends incredible food, art, shopping and culture into everything it does."
ABC Travel Guides for Kids
"We're supposed to have all these great restaurants in Los Angeles and it just doesn't even come close to here"
Mark Wahlberg
Actor/ 'The Perfect Storm'
"Gloucester is a beautiful city ... The people here have been just great."
George Clooney
Actor / 'The Perfect Storm'
“Gloucester’s heroes are fishermen and carpenters. Gloucester is proud to be a working class town.”
Israel Horowitz
Playwright, Founding Artistic Director / Gloucester Stage Co.

For nearly 400 years,

Gloucester has been a city of explorers, fishermen, artists and dreamers. With over 60 miles of coastline, there is a wealth of stunning views to enjoy. We have world-class museums to explore, gorgeous beaches to stroll, and interesting art galleries to visit.

With an active working harbor, there’s plenty of fresh seafood around every corner, and lots of other gourmet goodies too. Did we mention the whale watching, schooner sails, harbor tours and other ways to get on the water?

St. Peter’s Fiesta, a world class Schooner Festival, with lots in between (hometown July 4th fun, monthly downtown block parties, Nights on the Neck, the Blackburn Challenge, the Blues Festival, just to name a few). There is always fun to be found in Gloucester.  So much to do, so much to see, you’ll want to stay a little longer!







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Happy 180th Birthday, Winslow Homer! #GloucesterMA cherishes your time & amazing work done here! via Cape Ann Museum ... MoreLess

Happy Birthday to CAM artist Winslow Homer (1835-1910)!
The well-known land and seascape painter summered in Gloucester and lived in a lighthouse on Ten Pound Island in the middle of the harbor in 1880. When Homer first arrived to Gloucester in 1873, he had been experimenting with watercolor. He chose to abandon the studio and work out of doors and began to master the medium.
"Whether [the Gloucester works] were impressionistically descriptive or emotionally expressive, the effect they achieved depended upon a purer use of watercolor-on its wateriness- than had been the case in his earlier works in the medium" (Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr.).

Image: Winslow Homer, detail of "Gloucester Harbor and Ten Pound Island" c. 1870