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Maritime Gloucester

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Small but Very Interesting

This lovely small museum shares all aspects of Gloucester's maritime and fishing heritage. It is... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
Lynne K
Gloucester, Massachusetts
In town from Buffalo

I had a couple hours to kill so I came to town to find some good seafood. Stopped in the museum... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2018
Brian F
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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...more
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23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This lovely small museum shares all aspects of Gloucester's maritime and fishing heritage. It is especially good for Kids, with a number of interactive exhibits. There is a nice little gift shop as well. A real bonus is the restored schooner the Adventure docked at...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

I had a couple hours to kill so I came to town to find some good seafood. Stopped in the museum (closed for the season) but the lady at the desk was very friendly and recommended several places to eat and things to do in...More

1  Thank Brian F
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

The place was very nice and the staff were very friendly. Not very big but nice. Unfortunately, the aquarium was closed when we went. Wanted to see that. We still enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Being a long time lover of the string of coastal beauties that Gloucester rests in the midst of, it's hard to explain why it stands out to me. It just does! If I had to choose just one place to sit, eat a Lobster Roll...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Water and ships define the heart of the city; it calms down to a quiet town in the winter, but it is a bustling place in Spring & Summer, because of what you can do on the water. Don't miss it: this is a WORKING...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Extremely small museum with very few exhibits. The entrance fee is rather large considering the size of the museum. There are a few hands on exhibits that I am sure the children would enjoy. Not what we expected for a museum.

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Vast amount of funding spent on infrastructure - content zero. Sad as great possibilities, hopefully fulfilled in the future..

2  Thank Simon G
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Had not planned on going here, but found the small museum and we were very, very pleased with the touch tank, the staff, and especially the diving area. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend as my children learned a great deal about...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

My boyfriend and I stopped in here on a day trip to Gloucester. They have some really cool interactive exhibits, and the docents were especially knowledgeable and friendly. There's also an aquarium stocked with critters caught right out in the harbor, and a touch tank...More

Thank MBoston2007
Reviewed November 15, 2016

We brought our three grandchildren to this very nice museum of living history with live fish and models of fish. They had a great time looking for the creatures who are given a nice home in the tanks that seemed well kept.

1  Thank nanagrace
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Sandra O
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Response from ehubbard | Reviewed this property |
We went to visit while we were staying in Sandwich, Massachusetts for vacation.