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Address: 104 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5042
Phone Number:
+1 978-283-0174
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00

Tours run daily in the summer:

Monday - Saturday at 11am & 2pm and...

Tours run daily in the summer:

Monday - Saturday at 11am & 2pm and Sundays at 11am.

$10/adult, $8/seniors & students, kids under 10 are free.

Tours are about 45 minutes long.

Sweatshirts are recommended (our icehouse is 28 degrees fahrenheit).

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What a great tour

I had no idea what to expect, and was more than pleasantly surprised. They made what would seem like a dull tour (ice?!) into a very fun and educational time. I absolutely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had no idea what to expect, and was more than pleasantly surprised. They made what would seem like a dull tour (ice?!) into a very fun and educational time. I absolutely recommend it.

Thank mdeluco
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought this would be so fun and interesting We scooted in 5 minutes before the 2:00 tour and spent the next hour enjoying our guide and the history of this company If we had the kids we think they would have enjoyed it as well

Thank Melissa T
East Rockaway, New York
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had a lot of fun on the tour and learning the connection between Cape Pond Ice and the movie The Perfect Storm. Who knew? Scott was so funny. It would have been fun if a ship had come to get ice while we were there...maybe next time. Wear a heavy sweater when you go on the tour! Next time... More 

Thank Lee369444
Beverly Hills, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

It was wonderful learned so much from the visit. Never knew making a ice cube took so much work. People were very nice and they all work so well together that is nice to see too. Filling the fishing boat was very interesting to watch. Go you will not be sorry!

1 Thank alefevre91
Rockport, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Last week we brought five kids and four adults... Scott gave us a great tour with lots of stories -- and he did it while answering the phone, loading trucks, dispensing snow ice and selling t-shirts! This week we brought a different visitor and Leanna gave us her version of the tour -- she's very vivacious and it was great... More 

1 Thank Ptolemy02
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

My wife and I both enjoyed the tour and history of this working ice plant. LeeAnn, who led the tour was entertaining. This tour was on our list of things to do for a long time. We where sorry we hadn't done it sooner. Allow 45 minutes to one hour and bring a jacket or buy a sweatshirt there. One... More 

1 Thank DavidS60745
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216 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This place is amazing! We had family with us and had a wonderful Tour Guide named LeAnnne! Video first to tell the history and mention about "The Perfect Storm" movie. Brought the wrong jacket with me and braved the huge freezer for a 15 minute tour. Might I mention that if you go for the tour, bring a warm enough... More 

1 Thank oceancitylover
Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Another great day in Gloucester. Learned the history of the ice business PLUS a lot of other tidbits of the harbor. Great thing to do on a HOT day and be with the cool guys!! Great selection of stuff to buy and had all sizes.

3 Thank 2013TravelinFool
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

When I told the kids back home that we'd been to an ice making tour they pondered if we were going on the paint drying tour the next day ..... Just goes to show that Kids don't know everything after all, because the Cape Pond Ice tour is fascinating from start to finish. We were lucky that both block ice... More 

3 Thank Dave-and-Joy
Boston, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

This was a very educational, fun, interesting place. Our host, tour guide was also the owner, Scott. He did an excellent job of making us feel welcome and really knew the history of his enterprise. Gloucester is a lovely seaport town with a lot of history and much of it surrounds this ice house establishment. It was very cold inside... More 

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CapePondIce, General Manager at Cape Pond Ice, responded to this review

Thanks for your generous review, and glad you had a worthwhile, fun visit, the "cool" is a natural ! More 

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