Founded in 1623, Gloucester is proud to be America’s oldest working seaport. We are an authentic coastal community filled with rich maritime history, welcoming accommodations, friendly shop owners, engaging artists, and beautiful natural surroundings. You’re likely to see a daily lobster catch coming in or a commercial fishing trawler setting out for a hard day’s work. Gloucester is home to world-renowned beaches, fresh seafood, awe-inspiring whale watching, hiking trails, Rocky Neck Art Colony, boutique shopping, schooner sailing, live music and so much more. — DISCOVER it all!