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“Sail the harbor on the Ardelle.”

Maritime Gloucester
Ranked #23 of 57 things to do in Gloucester
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

The Ardelle is a two-masted fishing schooner built by local boatbuilders as a community effort. It is a slightly smaller version of the historic schooners of the 19th century and is an interesting "living artifact". Fully equipped for modern safety requirements, it's a nice afternoon sail around the oldest seaport in America. And they have beer.

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Reviewed 22 September 2012

Went to a birthday party here was one of the best parties my child had ever been to, went back just for ourselves, love the touch tank.

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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Pick a breezy day and go for a sail on Ardelle in the historic port of Gloucester. Nothing could be finer!

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Reviewed 2 September 2012

Kids will enjoy this place. Lots about marine life there is admission price but we went on Heritage day and it was free - even better

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Reviewed 17 August 2012

Interactive museum is a bonus for kids and adults! See small sea creatures up close and hold them. They have videos and computer run programs that are fun and educational. Nice gift shop too!

1  Thank Teenie2000
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