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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Discover Gloucester shared Local Colors Artists' Cooperative's photo.

Stop by Local Colors on Main Street before July 9th to see this wonderful group art display inspired by the beauty of Cape Ann. The display is called "The Colors of Cape Ann".
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Stop by to see "The Colors of Cape Ann". This group display inspired by the beauty of Cape Ann can be enjoyed till July 9th.

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Stop by Local Colors on Main Street before July 9th to see this wonderful group art display inspired by the beauty of Cape Ann. The display is called The Colors of Cape Ann.

Discover Gloucester shared WBZ | CBS Boston's video.

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If you want to see Gloucester's most famous tradition this is the weekend to come. From the Italian music to the religions ceremonies, a carnival, boat races the comical greasy pole walkers. It's a time that Gloucester pride is shining it brightest.
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Would you try this? The Greasy Pole Contest is part of the St. Peter’s Fiesta in Gloucester. Michael Sanfilippo was the champion on Friday.

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Discover Gloucester shared Gloucester Daily Times's Greasy Pole POV.

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to walk the Greasy Pole? One of the brave men donned a GoPro for us and took the walk: #stpetersfiesta

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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.
North of Boston Plan your Visit
Mass Office of Travel & Tourism