Welcome to Gloucester, Massachusetts

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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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.
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Mass Office of Travel & Tourism