Places To Visit in Gloucester

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Gloucester the home to America’s original seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. It is a place with a rich history and mesmerising monuments. The city’s working waterfront and charismatic beauty have drawn fishermen, families, artists and visitors for over four hundred years. There are many great places to visit in Gloucester including 40 ton whales breach on a whale watching trip. Take a deep sea fishing trip and catch cod, haddock and tuna. The historic downtown is the place to shop and you can meet many artists in America’s oldest working art colony on Rocky Neck. The city has over 120 restaurants that serve extraordinary culinary delights and the freshest seafood. Visit Gloucester to enjoy Live Music, Arts, Culture and Entertainment all year long.

 

Good Harbor Beach

This is a lovely and lively beach that offers beautiful vistas and relaxation. Known for its white sandy beach and clean waters, the beach is best to visit before 9 am in the summer because they will close it to non-residents once it gets full. If you wish to spend a quality day then this place that you must visit. Take as many pictures as you can just let the wind pamper your body.Food, drinks, beach toys, and other beach necessities are available at the concession. Restrooms and showers are available as well from 9:00am to 6:00pm daily.

Fishermen’s Memorial Monument

Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial, also known as: “Man at the Wheel” statue or “Fishermen’s Memorial Cenotaph,” is a historic memorial cenotaphsculpture. It is situated on South Stacy Boulevard, near entrance of Stacy Esplanade in Gloucester. Built in 1925, it is a8-foot-tallbronze statue of a fisherman dressed in oilskins standing braced at the wheel on the sloping deck of his ship.The statue overlooks a quiet bay and it is a lovely place to take a walk if the weather is good. There are plaques embedded in a half dozen large granite stones. On these are the names of all the Gloucester men who have perishedat sea, including the six men serving aboard the Andrea Gail.

Hammond Castle

Visitors to Hammond Castle can explore the castle on a self-guided tour of many rooms including the great hall, Renaissance dining room, indoor courtyard, two guest bedrooms, the inventions exhibit room, the library, the War room, the kitchens, the Natalie Hays Hammond exhibit room, servants quarters, as well as several smaller rooms and passage ways including a secret passageway. Start your tour in the AV theater where a short film on the life and times of the Hammonds is shown. Enjoy the beauty of the castle grounds and a view of the Atlantic shore line while strolling through the gardens or sitting on a bench taking in that view.

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Cape Ann Museum

It is a very well run museum replete with the works of local artists from the past as well as present. It displays many artefacts, maritime history and local lore. The collections of the museum are displayed in an intimate and inviting setting. They celebrate the rich story of Cape Ann’s evolving artistic and cultural history.

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