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Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

75 Eastern Point Blvd, Gloucester, MA 01930-4433
+1 978-283-0800
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Quirky and Very Interesting!

We went on a rainy day - the perfect thing to do to get out of the rain! The house is one of the... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
southendgirlfriend
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Boston, Massachusetts
A Breath of Fresh Air

If you are not easily intimidated, pass through the stone pillars that bare the "private residents... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Welltrvl
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Also called the Beauport Sleeper-McCann House, this fantasy mansion of more than 40 rooms is perched on the rocks overlooking Gloucester Harbor.
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“hour tour” (15 reviews)
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75 Eastern Point Blvd, Gloucester, MA 01930-4433
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"interior designer"
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We went on a rainy day - the perfect thing to do to get out of the rain! The house is one of the quirkiest house-museums we've ever visited. The architecture is quirky, very strange, and very interesting. The furnishings were extremely interesting to look...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thanks for the review. So glad you enjoyed your tour of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

If you are not easily intimidated, pass through the stone pillars that bare the "private residents only" sign and head down the road into the exclusive Eastern Point enclave. Beaufort will be down the road on your right. You will be swept away, back in...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, is among the properties owned and operated by Historic New England. It is a unique gem--a charming and variety-filled summer mansion dating back to 1907. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. She did an outstanding job of taking us from...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks for visiting Beauport and taking the time to write a review!

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Quirky house built in the early 1900's with surprising colorful collections throughout the house. The house used many doors, windows, frames, decorations, etc. from other homes--interesting to see how they were used. An unusual house worth seeing. You have to go down a private road...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thanks for visiting Beauport and finding us on Eastern Point! Henry Sleeper enjoyed preserving architectural fragments by using them in his summer home - so glad you enjoyed them, too!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Wow! We went because of the stellar reviews and loved it. We have done dozens of house/mansion tours and this goes right to the top of the list. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable about everything in the house. No question went unanswered. The story, history,...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for visiting Beauport. I'm so pleased you felt like Henry Sleeper might return at any moment!

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

What a house!!!! So very fascinating with so much to see. Being from the UK, this house is not old in our terms but the rooms are incredible. I actually volunteer for The National Trust in the UK which looks after old palaces and houses...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Many thanks for the lovely review! The next time you visit, check out the three-hour Nooks and Crannies tours.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This house is well worth visiting, interesting engaging, knowledgeable guides offer tour each hour. Fascinating history of the evolution of the house since it was built by Sleeper-McCann and how it changed during his short life and beyond. Over 10,000 exhibits. A local person on...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

So glad you enjoyed the house and tour. Many Beauport guides swear they still see new things every day as well! Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This mansion is in a very beautiful area/ setting. Nice tour. Absolutely worth seeing while visiting in Gloucester.

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks for visiting Beauport and taking the time to review the tour!

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This is the most unique house tour guided by very well informed guides. They're knowledgable, engaging and share very interesting backgroung stories and facts that take you back to 1907 when construction started on this masterpiece. This place ranks in the top 2 or 3...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thanks for the lovely review of Beauport. The house has been preserved with most of Henry Sleeper's interiors intact, so guides really enjoy sharing the history and beauty of it with visitors.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Our tour was a unique one hour tour of history of this beautiful property in Gloucester. Our guide was open to questions and was very knowledgeable. We were able to take fleshless photography and were invited to become involved with special tours which add dimension...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to review your guided tour of Beauport.

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Nicole S
26 December 2016|
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Response from beauport | Property representative |
Guided tours of Beauport are $15 per adult, $12 per senior, $8 for children/students, and free if you are a member of Historic New England. We will open again Sat, May 27, 2017. We will be open to the public Tues - Sat, 10am... More
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Dan H
26 August 2016|
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There is a bus service via the Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA) that will get you within 1/4 mile of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House. There will also be taxis available when you dock, which might be an easier... More
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11 March 2016|
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Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House is a historic house museum overlooking Gloucester Harbor. Built by Henry Davis Sleeper, one of America's first professional interior designers, it is open for tours six months of the year... More
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