Join America’s top painters at the premier New England plein air competition. CAPA 2017 builds on the success of the region’s inaugural plein air event – held in October of 2016 – which attracted painters, collectors and art enthusiasts from around the U.S. to Cape Ann. Widely considered to be the birthplace of plein air painting, Cape Ann today remains the showcase for a vibrant and growing group of artists spread throughout the North Shore communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and…Find out more »
Beauport reopens for guided tours on July 16. The tour has been altered to maximize social distancing, and each tour is limited to four guests. Please read the “Know Before You Go” section for more information on safety requirements. Advance tickets are required, and admission is free for Historic New England members.Find out more »
It's Opening Day for the season for Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House! Guided tours offered on the half hour. Tickets must be booked online in advanceFind out more »
Would you enjoy a private waterfront picnic on the outdoor Beauport terraces overlooking Gloucester Harbor? This summer Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House is opening the grounds for "bring your own picnic." Book online in advance to reserve exclusive access to the Beauport gardens.Find out more »
Watch Gloucester's annual Schooner Festival Fireworks display from the terrace and lawn of Beauport. Treat
yourself to an abridged evening tour as the house transforms at night.
Experience Beauport's popular Nooks and Crannies tour in the evening as the sun sets over Gloucester Harbor. This two-hour behind-the-scenes tour of Henry Davis Sleeper's summer retreat allows time to explore rooms not on the regular tour. Guides highlight their favorite objects and share stories about Sleeper, his friends, and staff.Find out more »