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Address: 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
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Maritime Gloucester is Cape Ann's destination for maritime fun with...

Maritime Gloucester is Cape Ann's destination for maritime fun with facilities located on Gloucester's historic harbor. You can get inspired by the wonders of marine life, learn about the area's rich maritime heritage, meet ocean creatures, talk to a schooner captain, and become a hands-on part of the working waterfront! A calendar of programs, schooner sails, and family-friendly weekly events, including Labor Day's Schooner Festival. Maritime Gloucester - Oceans of Discovery Open daily in the summer from 10:00 - 6:00 pm.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Maritime Gloucester's Harriet Webster Pier is currently closed to the public as a result of a major harbor clean up effort in Gloucester Harbor. For the remainder of the 2016 season, admission to Maritime Gloucester is free of charge with interactive exhibits open in the Gorton's Gallery, the Children's Room, and the Dive Locker. We have fascinating sea animals in tanks in the WetLab -- including our BLUE lobster! Shop Maritime is fully stocked with tshirts, hats, unique gifts and a large selection of maritime-themed books for the whole family. On Sept. 3rd, plan on a visit to Maritime Gloucester's Maritime Heritage Day when we'll be unveiling a new schooner exhibit to celebrate Gloucester Schooner Festival.

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Wonderful place to learn about sea life

Families, individuals will delight in the area and the site itself to see and hear about sea life on Cape Ann MA .

Reviewed 30 September 2015
Carol L M
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Families, individuals will delight in the area and the site itself to see and hear about sea life on Cape Ann MA .

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1 Thank Carol L M
Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello CarolM! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We appreciate your recommendation for both families and individual travelers to visit our exhibits and harbor front maritime center! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Wonderful seaport museum and hands-on maritime center, great for kids. Well run and highly informative.

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Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello Caitlin C! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you liked our hands-on exhibits and hope you visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2015

We had a nice time at the museum. My children loved the interactive exhibits. The staff was terrific. We left our camera behind and they were wonderful about calling us back to let us know that they found it.

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Maritimegloucester, Porgram Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello Ken M! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you liked our interactive exhibits and hope you visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Great family place to learn about the ocean, boats and animals that live in the ocean. A cool giftshop, friendly halpful staff. A neat hands on aquarium.

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Thank Sherrie A
Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello Sherrie A! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you liked our aquarium, hands-on exhibits and gift shop! Please visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 July 2015

Maritime Gloucester has the best dock on the inner harbor where you can view 1Ten Pound Island (uninhabited), schooners, kayakers, great restaurants, and views. Lots of activities for children and families. Schooner Ardelle built by Harold Burnam (famous Essex boatbuilder ) sails from this dock offering school aged children educational time on board to Thursday evening music sails and Maritime... More 

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Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello WingearsheekBeach! Thank you for taking the time to review your summer to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you enjoyed your time here with the Schooner Ardelle, our touch tanks and gift shop. Please visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Fun way to spend a little time and learn about ships and ship building, see some tools of the trade and view a few tanks of local crustachians and fish. The best part is the long dock behind the building where you can watch the boats come & go.

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Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello Lasmuertas! Thank you for taking the time to review your summer visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you liked our hands-on exhibits and and especially the view from Webster Pier! We hope you are able to visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

Malden, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

even though it is very small my little mermaid daughter had a blast! :) and if you are a student you even get a discount with your student id!

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Thank Lisy84
Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello Lisy84! Thank you for taking the time to review your summer visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you liked our hands-on exhibits and and especially our touch tank aquarium! We hope you are able to visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 May 2015

The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center is located at Harbor Loop, near the Building Center and the Fitz Henery Lane Stone House. I visit it every couple of years. It has tons of information to educate adults as wells kids. There are tanks for touching sea creatures, which my grandkids loved. The Gorton's Seafood's Gallery has major exhibit about all the... More 

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Gloucester
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Reviewed 1 November 2014

This is a great stop to have a family adventure in and out of the Maritime Heritage Center. It is a learning center for all ages with touch tanks outside, schooners providing day sails, some let you board and observe. Lots of observation areas, fishing boats, Coast Guard station, famous landmarks close by and a Harbor Walk with historic markers... More 

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North Olmsted, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

This was a cool tour. The scenery around it was awesome. The tour guides were very informative. It was a beautiful boat. I wish we could have gone below deck though. The guide was very nice and offered to take pictures of us.

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