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Beautiful Seaside Colors

This iconic staple of this historic waterfront in Rockport MA is visible from several angles in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven D
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Franklin, Tennessee
Glorious view

We had heard about the Rockport harbour and this lovely old shed at the far end. We had also heard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Headmanpete
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This iconic staple of this historic waterfront in Rockport MA is visible from several angles in town as you walk along Bearskin Neck and the Main Shopping area downtown. It is impossible not to be drawn in by the scenery. Plan on taking a lot...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learning point - this unemplosing red shed is the known as Motif Number 1 - and understanding the location of Rockport and its artistic culture - I can understand why. However, as 'famous' as it is - it is a red shed on the Harbour!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard about the Rockport harbour and this lovely old shed at the far end. We had also heard that you have to see it on a sunny evening ... which we did. Just beautiful and reminsicent of Padstow in Cornwall.

Thank Headmanpete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice to see up close and take a personal picture of this spot. Beautiful location with exceptional surroundings

Thank brianbollwage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

History has it that this building, as early as the late 1800’s if not before, was the first subject new Rockport artists would paint. It can be seen from Bearskin Neck and certainly presents a fine contrast to the blue harbor. I’ve never been inside...More

Thank Susan2009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is something that is just required if you visit Rockport. My visit this June was the first time since I was a little boy and my parents took me 55 years ago! Really brought back some nice memories.

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Pro tip: come on a gloomy, rainy day at dusk when there's nobody around - that's the absolute best time to see this little gem. Charming and picture postcard perfect, this is exactly what the New England of your daydreams looks like, and if you...More

Thank gormer
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This is my very favorite building by the sea! It is on a linen tea towel I have that epitomizes my idea of a New England fishing village and art community! I am happy to see it in operation for the second time in my...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2018

You've surely seen this building on your computer screen saver, framed on your doctors' wall, or in a shop hawking 'New England' items. Some art teacher was apparently so frustrated that all his students painted it that he dismissed it as Motif Number 1. The...More

Thank 508EllenCee
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot in a charming and picturesque town. It is very touristy, but it is easy to see why people want to spend time there.

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