A Closer Look at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann HouseMay 16, 2018 / History/Maritime, Things to Do & See
Exterior Photo: Courtesy of Historic New England.
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House is a National Historic Landmark located in East Gloucester, overlooking Gloucester Harbor. Beauport was the summer home of one of America’s first professional interior designers, Henry Davis Sleeper. After Sleeper’s death, Beauport was purchased by the McCann family, who preserved the home much as Sleeper had left it. Filled with antiques, works of art, and a vast collection of decorative objects, today Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House is a museum, managed by Historic New England, that opens to the public each summer.
Want to learn more about Beauport?
For information on the home, visiting hours, and tours, visit the official Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House website.
Beauport in the Media
Harvard Magazine (May/June 2018)
Gloucester’s Beauport Mansion: An historic home alive with Henry Davis Sleeper’s generous creative spirit
Historic New England Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Summer 2015)
Memories of World War I at Beauport
The Boston Globe (June 21, 2014)
A Gloucester mansion leads the way for LGBT figures
The Magazine ANTIQUES (December 2009)
The Hidden Magic of Henry Davis Sleeper’s Beauport