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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Are you a foodie who dreams about visiting far-off lands to experience the culture, people, and, most of all, cuisine? How amazing would it be to taste dishes prepared by chefs who grew up in the region where the food originated for that authentic taste?

Gloucester, Massachusetts, and its wide variety of restaurants and dining establishments offer a unique opportunity for foodies to experience international cuisines right in one city. Read more and plan your foodie getaway.

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Come with us as we grab a pastry and coffee at Source Bakery!

@SourceBakery was started by Julie White in 2019 when she began working out of a shared kitchen space and participating in farmers’ markets, pop ups & catering events. After many years of working in restaurants, bakeries & cafes, Julie felt moved to step away from the very popular, fast-casual restaurant concepts & focus on something much smaller. She knew that she wanted to open a business that’s primary focus was to support the local agriculture of New England & build relationships with the community around her.

Shortly after embarking on this adventure the stars aligned & Ashley Barnett joined the team as Head Baker. Ashley’s experience baking in restaurants in the Boston area added immensely to Source Bakery & things began to take off.

In just a few short years, Source has managed to open their first brick & mortar at 3 Duncan St. in Gloucester and expand their menu to include breakfast & lunch options, as well as coffee and espresso. They continue to use locally grown ingredients in all that they do & are thrilled to be able to continue their journey from their home in Gloucester!

Have you visited this bakery? Make sure to put it on your list for #DiscoverGloucester Must Eats! Ps: get your own #Gloucester mug at @sweatsofgloucester 💙🌊

Looking for a fun winter getaway? Look no further than Gloucester 🌊 Locals: leave a comment below on your favorite thing to do in town in the winter! #VisitMA ...

Home is where the Turtle Alley Chocolates are 🍫 created by @turtle_hallie and located in historic Gloucester, Turtle Alley’s reputation for warm, personal service and the finest, freshest hand-made chocolates is based on these simple principles:

💙use the best ingredients
💙finest grades of chocolate
💙real butter and fresh cream
💙imported nuts & spices

…and handcraft small batches for the freshest taste experience available anywhere. It’s not just their motto, it’s their mission!

Treat yourself on this lovely Sunday to deliciously local chocolates! #Gloucester #LocalChocolates #VisitMA [Photo Credit: Kendra Dott of @capeannwedding]

From cozy cafes to breathtaking nautical views, experience the magic of the winter season in Gloucester, just north of Boston. A spot that locals and visitors alike love is The @saltedcodarthouse, where you can nosh on delicious cheese platters like this one, while sipping a glass of wine. Plus, they`ve got a lineup of events that must not be missed, like a Sea Glass Art Class and a musical session with the Bill Dwyer Band!

Check out their website for more up-to-date information on these events, and more.
#GloucesterWinter #CoastalCharm #WinterEscape #NorthofBoston #DiscoverGloucester #VisitMA

Looking for the perfect, unique venue for your private event? Join the crew aboard the luxurious Beauport Cruiselines!

Set sail along the Gloucester Harbor, taking in sweeping ocean views, while you celebrate your special occasion with your loved ones.

Beauport Cruiselines is our featured Business Spotlight of the week! Find out more info at
#DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester #Cruises #GloucesterHarbor

The way to the heart is through the feet! To celebrate love, Mark Adrian Shoes is giving you an extra $10 off sale boots for the whole month of February. Stroll Main Street in Gloucester with your loved ones donning stylish new boots!
#DiscoverGloucester #GloucesterMA #CapeAnn #Shoes #ValentinesDay #Valentine #Sales #DowntownGloucester

Happy Valentine`s Day from gorgeous Gloucester, MA! There are so many cupid-approved things to do around Gloucester and across Cape Ann for the holiday. Get inspired for a romantic experience with your sweetheart on our blog: #linkinbio

(And, yes, we are counting down the days until springtime and The Generous Gardeners` tulips on the Boulevard!) #DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester

Congratulations to the @sawyerfreelibrary on their Topping Off Ceremony today! As part of the tradition of acknowledging this building milestone, the last steel beam, having been signed by members of Gloucester’s community over the past week, was adorned with an American flag and a small evergreen tree to celebrate the progress in the construction process, honoring the hard work and accomplishments of the construction crew! Gloucester’s new Sawyer Free Library awaits us in 2025! Library representatives along with local officials, including Mayor Greg Verga, State Senator Bruce Tarr, and State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante gathered today to celebrate this project and its progress!

Learn more about #SawyerFreeLibrary2025 and how to get involved at
#discovergloucester #rediscovergloucester #local #read #sawyerfreelibrary

@turtle_hallie is ready to make all of your Valentine`s Day chocolate dreams come true! While normally closed on Mondays, Turtle Alley will be OPEN this coming Monday, February 12th from 11:00am-5:00pm, Tues-Sat 11:00am-5:00pm, and they`re open Sundays 12:00-5:00pm. #DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester #ValentinesDay #Chocolate ...

This Saturday, get ready for fun, specials, and deals all over Gloucester leading up to Valentine`s Day, like this sweet pop up at Oak to Ember from 11:30am-3:00pm!

Include this on your #GlostaSoSchaweeeet to do list as you walk around downtown, roam Rocky Neck for Winter Fest, and take part in fun, galore, all round Gloucester!
#DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester #GlostaSoSchaweeeet
Good Morning Gloucester

Cape Ann Olive Oil is getting #SoSchweeeet like so many Gloucester businesses on February 10th to celebrate the season of love! Your Valentine is sure to love a selection of their chocolates -- enjoy 10% off on February 10th for #GlostaSoSchaweeeet!

#DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester #GloucesterMA #CapeAnn #Valentines #Chocolate #ValentinesDayGifts Good Morning Gloucester

The Gloucester 400+ ‘Our People, Our Stories’ Official Commemorative Book is slated to hit shelves this year! This beautiful book will be available in both hardcover and paperback editions. Inside you’ll find a selection of the award-winning 400 Stories Project stories, excerpts from stories, and poems, and never seen before stories we’re so excited to share with you. Be sure to pre-order your copy soon! Gloucester 400+ will partner with Bookstore of Gloucester once print copies are available.

Gloucester 400+ is our featured Business Spotlight of the week! Learn more about their work and order your copy of "Our People, Our Stories" at
#DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester #Gloucester400plus #400stories

Enjoy free admission to the Cape Ann Museum this Friday, February 2nd and every First Friday from 6:00-8:00pm. Each month, enjoy a taste of local beer and watch art come to life through dance, music, performance, painting, and more! This Friday, enjoy music from Rhythm Plus Soul (RPS).

Drawing on a variety of musical influences, RPS filters everything through funk, soul, jazz, and fusion with a focus on the groove, improvisation, and playing in the moment. In an RPS set, you`ll hear some originals and everything from Jimi Hendrix to John Coltrane. Free tastings will be provided courtesy of Rockport Brewing Company to all attendees 21+.
#livemusic #FREE #DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester

Our friends at Good Morning Gloucester along with Main Street merchants and businesses around Gloucester are planning to sweeten up Valentine`s Day this year with #GlostaSoSchweeeet: a chance to enjoy the sweetest Valentine`s deals and specials at downtown businesses!

If you`re a local biz looking to get involved, email with a graphic showcasing your offerings!

Flyer designed by Pop Gallery

#DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester #GlostasSoSchweeeet

Attn: Gloucester Locals and Library Fans!

The Sawyer Free Library is hosting a Public Signing Event for the entire community to leave their mark on this significant beam from February 1st through 3rd from 10:30am to 2:30pm on the front lawn of the Saunders House.

Bring your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and more and be a part of the history the community is building together. The beam signing is open to everyone!

Date: Friday, February 1 – Saturday, February 3, Daily 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Front Lawn of Library`s Saunders House on Middle Street at Dale Avenue

Don`t miss this chance to be a part of the 2025 Sawyer Free Library!
#DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester

This Winter, Seaport Grille will be hosting live music every Friday night from 6-9PM! Bring your family and friends to enjoy food, drinks and live music by the best local artists at one of your favorite Gloucester restaurants. Seaport Grille – come for the food, stay for the vibe.

Seaport Grille is our featured Business Spotlight of the week! Find the menu and more at
#DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester #VisitNorthofBoston #VisitMA #LiveMusic #Winter #Music

Fall in love with Rocky Neck the weekend before Valentine’s Day! Explore unique art events and happenings at Rocky Neck Winter Fest 2024: a multi-dimensional, arts-filled happening on Rocky Neck, Saturday and Sunday, February 10th and 11th, 11:00am-5:00pm! Find event details at:

#DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester #WinterFest #Art #RockyNeck #visitMA #VisitNorthofBoston

This April, the Hammond Castle Museum will present "Gertude Cawein at Hammond Castle Museum," a new exhibit of nearly 60 works or art by Eric Pape, the distinguished artist and former Annisquam resident.

This exhibit offers a unique insight into the multifaceted talents of Pape. Renowned as a painter, designer of the iconic "Tablet Rock Memorial" in Stage Fort Park, and a society portraitist, Pape`s brilliance shines through various mediums, including pencil, pen, watercolors, and oils. At the heart of this celebration is the full-length portrait of Gertrude Cawein, painted by Pape and loaned from the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky. For the first time outside the Filson, visitors can witness this rare example of Pape`s work as a society portraitist. The majority of the works will be on loan from the private collection of esteemed Pape collector and biographer, Dr. Gregory Conn.

The exhibit will run from Friday, April 5th through April 28th from 10:00am-4:00pm. There will be an opening reception in the evening on Saturday, April 6th, so mark your calendar!

Hammond Castle Museum is our featured Business Spotlight of the week! Visit to learn more and plan your visit. Stay tuned for exhibit details and ticket info coming soon!
#DiscoverGloucester #RediscoverGloucester #EricPape #GloucesterMA #VisitMA #VisitNorthofBoston #April #Happenings #Art #Exhibit