Celebrate 4th of July Weekend in Gloucester

July 01, 2020 / Food and Drink, Good to Know, History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures

Gloucester continues to follow public health guidelines including wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, and physical distancing. And we expect you’ll do the same while visiting us. We’ve made the necessary modifications to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. We invite you to Discover Gloucester, Cape Ann over Independence Day weekend! Main Street Open July… Read more »

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Virtual Windows to Gloucester: Webcams with “real-time” views around town

June 25, 2020 / History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Exploring Gloucester, Massachusetts by foot, car, boat, or other mode of transportation are great ways to enjoy our authentic seaside city. However, an alternative and fun way to explore this destination location is through the live stream of a webcam. It offers a variety of virtual experiences any time of the day from the comfort… Read more »

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10 Gloucester Destinations You Can Safely Visit This Summer

June 24, 2020 / Good to Know, History/Maritime, In The News, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Excerpt from Going places: Drive to historic seaside village of Gloucester, MA | Published June 22, 2020 | Travel Writer Karen Rubin Looking for destinations that you can drive to, but bring you to some level of paradise, escape, revitalization? Gloucester, Ma., fits the bill, especially in these times: It is a charming beach destination… Read more »

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Local Character: John Hammond, The Big Idea Guy

June 22, 2020 / Good to Know, History/Maritime, Local Characters, Things to Do & See

When John Hays Hammond, Jr. died in 1965, he was America’s 6th most prolific inventor. His death ended a 55-year career of doing what inventors do—applying new technologies, meet market demands, react to global and regional events, and solve the problems we face every day. In this sense, Hammond was very much an inventor’s inventor,… Read more »

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Celebrating Dad in Gloucester!

June 16, 2020 / Good to Know, Things to Do & See

Now more than ever, it’s incredibly important that we make connections with all the DADS out there, keeping the required amount of social distancing intact while supporting your local businesses in the Gloucester community. Here is a list of gift ideas – for all those great fathers, dads, grandpas, uncles, brothers, nephews…Make it a special day for that special DAD in your life! – WE CELEBRATE YOU!

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Patterns with a Purpose

May 26, 2020 / Art and Music, Good to Know, Things to Do & See

Downtown Gloucester has a new and developing piece of public art on the side of the Americold building at 69 Rogers Street. MosaicGloucester is a visual representation of Gloucester’s oral history, telling its layered tales—through its citizens—in a lasting, accessible, and engaging way. The mosaic was designed to capture the spirit and imagery of Gloucester… Read more »

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The Gloucester Military Heritage & War Memorial Trail

May 19, 2020 / Good to Know, History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

From Gloucester’s earliest days through today, numerous Gloucester citizens have served their country, across all branches of armed service. Throughout the city there are statues, plaques, historical markers, and memorials that commemorate and honor their military contributions. The A Piatt Andrew Bridge, Route 128, Gloucester World War I, In Memory of A. Piatt Andrew 1873-1936 Soldier, Scholar, Statesman…. Read more »

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