Gloucester, Massachusetts

Discover Gloucester Massachusetts, just 45 minutes from Boston! Home to America’s oldest seaport, Gloucester offers rich maritime history, fresh-caught seafood, an active working waterfront, and several of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Enjoy adventures by land, and by sea, and experience the best of New England’s natural beauty on the coast. Gloucester is alive with arts and cultural attractions, theater, museums, boating, events & festivals, award-winning cuisine, boutiques, and a walkable downtown. There is so much to explore!

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Gloucester’s 400+ Anniversary

2023 is Gloucester’s quadricentennial anniversary. Gloucester 400+ will be working all year to commemorate, celebrate, and promote knowledge of Gloucester’s 400+ years of cultural, social, ethnic, and economic diversity.

In 2023, you can plan your visit to Gloucester to include significant programs and events that will highlight Gloucester’s rich history and heritage that encompass its extraordinary ethnic diversities, art and culture, remarkable industrial achievements and stellar natural resources. Visit to experience the Gloucester 400+ Stories Project, and find up to date information on upcoming events.

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The highly anticipated 2023 season has been announced at @gloucesterstage, Cape Ann’s premiere professional theater company, nestled on the shore, at the entrance to the Rocky Neck Cultural District.

Tickets to individual shows become available on April 1st. To find more information, visit:

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #gloucesterstage #rockyneck #theater

A view from Atlantic Road on the Back Shore of Gloucester during a winter storm.

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #backshore #ocean #winterstorm #stormwarning

This summer, keep an eye out for another year of art and activities at @capeannmuseum Green, the museum’s new campus off Grant Circle and Route 128.

The almost four-acre campus is home to a newly constructed state-of-the-art Collections Center and three historic structures.

Cape Ann Museum Green is our featured Business Spotlight of the week. To find more information, visit:

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #cam #capeannmuseum #onthegreen #CAMgreen #art #visitcapeann

@atlanticvacationhomes is celebrating the fourth annual Vacation Rental Week!

Atlantic Vacation Homes is the premier vacation rental & real estate company on Boston’s North Shore. With over 37 years of creating dream vacations, they will work hard to match you with the perfect beach house, condo, riverfront cottage, or grand estate. To learn more, visit:

📸: "Annisquam River Sunsets" rental, available through Atlantic Vacation Homes

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #capeannsunsets #oceanfront #sunset #annisquam #visitcapeann #vacationrentals #visitcapeann

Tonight, Wednesday March 8th, is the 4th week of the $2500 Singer Songwriter Challenge at Machaca Taco & Tequila Bar!

Join @gloucester400+ and @happyvalleymass for a showcase of local and original music, performed live. Each Wednesday, a finalist is chosen and on the 8th week, all finalists face off for a piece of the $2500 prize.

To find more information, visit:

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #machaca #livemusic #gloucester400+ #happyvalley

"The 95th Academy Awards is scheduled to air on Sunday, March 12, 2023...In recent years, Gloucester and Cape Ann residents and those who visit the area annually watched as some of the nominees and winning films were set and shot right here in our little corner of the world. Our beautiful beaches, historic downtown, and working harbor make for great backdrops and have found their way into many a film on the big screen.

Here are just a few of the movies that were filmed in Gloucester and Cape Ann. See how many you know and the scenes you recognize from our beautiful city..." (see "Blog" link in bio to continue reading)

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #moviesoncapeann #coda #AcademyAwards

Have you seen these large mosaic fish? They are located on Rogers Street, the road passing along Gloucester's vibrant downtown and working waterfront. Take a closer look, because each mosaic fish tells a different Gloucester story!

🎨: @mosaicgloucester

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #discovergloucesterart #publicart #oceanart #mosaic #fish #Gloucesterhabor

A welcomed reminder of warmer weather!

These custom-made wooden maps of Cape Ann's beaches are at The Brass Monkey on Main Street.


#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #woodmaps #capeann #Gloucester #brassmonkey

This year, @capeannwhalewatch is entering their 45th season of whale watching trips from Cape Ann. Opening day is Saturday, April 22nd, and the 2023 booking calendar is up now!

Cape Ann Whale Watch is our featured Business Spotlight of the week. To find more information or make reservations, visit:

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester

Take advantage of the spring-like weather this February Vacation and explore Gloucester's #over5000acres of open space.

Our #gloucesteradventure this week is another Greenbelt property: Tompson Street Reservation. It boasts views from Sunset Mountain, photo ops at Eagle Rock, a scenic boardwalk near a natural beaver habitat, and much more! Tompson Street Reservation is BIG so make sure to check a map before you go! To find more information, follow @ecgreenbelt to find their website.

📸: Essex County Greenbelt

#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #februaryvacation #greenbelt #visitcapeann #outdoor #familyoutdoors #tompsonstreet #sunsetmountain #splitrock #eaglerock #gloucesterma