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Home to America's oldest seaport and art colony, the rich cultural history of Gloucester and Cape Ann is bound to spark your interest.

There are dozens of museums and historical sites on Cape Ann. You can learn how ships are made, see how people lived 300 years ago and visit memorials to fishermen and their families.

Explore natural wonders and walk among the sites painted by famous artists.

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Beauport, Sleeper McCann House
a Historic New England property
75 Eastern Point Boulevard
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-4484 (fax)
Click for details on Beauport, Sleeper McCann House Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House, was the summer home of one of America's first professional interior designers, Henry Davis Sleeper.

The house is open June 1 - October 15, Tuesday - Saturday, with tours on the hour, 10 am - 4 p.m. more  
Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-4141 (fax)
Click for details on Cape Ann Museum Elias Davis House (1804), White-Ellery House (1709), Cape Ann Museum Library/Archives
Cogswell's Grant
60 Spring Street
Essex, MA 01929
Click for details on Cogswell's Grant This 1728 farmhouse overlooking the Essex River was the summer home of collectors Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little, and houses their celebrated collection of American folk art, assembled over a period of nearly sixty years. more  
Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum
66 Main Street
Essex, MA 01929
978-768-2541 (fax)
Click for details on Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum Open Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Wed. - Sun. 10 am - 5 pm
Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
23 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-0327 (fax)
Click for details on Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center Dedicated to the preservation of Gloucester’s maritime industrial history, the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center occupies 39,069 square feet overlooking Gloucester Harbor. more  
Hammond Castle (1926)
80 Hesperus Avenue
Magnolia, MA 01930
978-283-1643 (fax)
Click for details on Hammond Castle (1926) Hammond Castle Museum will re-open for the 2006 Season on Saturday, April 15, and will be open Saturdays and Sundays only, 10am-4pm, with the last ticket sold at 3:30pm. more  
Magnolia Historical Society Room
1 Lexington Avenue
Magnolia, MA 01930
Magnolia Library / Community Center
1 Lexington Avenue
Magnolia, MA 01930
Manchester Historical Society
Abigail Hooper Trask House (1823)
10 Union Street
Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
978-526-0060 (fax)
The Paper House (1922)
52 Pigeon Hill Street
Rockport, MA 01966
Click for details on The Paper House (1922) The Paper House is an actual house made from paper. more  
The Sargent House Museum (1782)
49 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-2432 (fax)
Schooner Adventure (1926)
Offices: Fitz Henry Lane House
Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-2393 (fax)
Click for details on Schooner Adventure (1926) The Schooner Adventure is currently berthed at the Gloucester Marine Railways in Rocky Neck. more  
Have a Lobster on Cape Ann Relax on Cape Ann's Extraordinary Beaches
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