Discover the City of Gloucester

March 21, 2024 / History/Maritime, Things to Do & See

A short, pleasant drive or train ride northeast of Boston Gloucester, MA is the home to America’s original seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. Settled in 1623, Gloucester remains among the busiest fishing ports on the Eastern seaboard. Drawn to Gloucester’s rich history and natural beauty, visitors delight in pristine beaches,… Read more »

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Celebrate Gloucester’s 400+ 

August 01, 2023 / History/Maritime, Things to Do & See

2023 is Gloucester’s 400+ Anniversary, marking 400 years since the area was first settled by English colonists, with events happening city-wide all year to honor Gloucester’s history and celebrate the many cultures that make up the community.  The 400+ activities include educational programs, activities, and free public events, with an intentional acknowledgment of the local… Read more »

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In The News: Gloucester Named One of America’s 15 Best Small Cities and Towns by CNN

July 31, 2023 / Art and Music, Food and Drink, History/Maritime, In The News, movies filmed in Gloucester, Things to Do & See

PHOTO: Walter Bibikow/ Digital Vision/ Getty Images 15 of America’s best small towns and cities | Written by Joe Yogurst | Published by CNN Travel CNN Travel named Gloucester among the 15 best small towns and cities in America! Click here to read the article which mentions our active working waterfront and freshest seafood offerings,… Read more »

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Celebrate Maritime Heritage at Gloucester Maritime Rendezvous 

June 22, 2023 / History/Maritime, Things to Do & See

Described by Gloucester Maritime Executive Director Michael DeKoster as a “once-in-a-lifetime” event, the Gloucester Maritime Rendezvous promises to be a “can’t miss” event of the summer! Enjoy sailing on historic Gloucester Harbor aboard one of eight signature schooners, including four visiting majestic schooners and Gloucester’s own iconic schooner fleet. Experience deck tours with the crews… Read more »

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The Fabric of Gloucester’s Economy Part 2 

April 05, 2023 / Food and Drink, Good to Know, History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See, Uncategorized

In the first part of the Fabric of Gloucester’s Economy blog, we explored the early fishing industry and economy along the coast of Gloucester from the pre-colonial era through the colonial era and up to the 1900s. Now let’s take a look at Gloucester’s working port, the fishing industry, lobstering, tourism, and how the waterfront… Read more »

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The Fabric of Gloucester Economy (Part 1)

February 07, 2023 / History/Maritime

This year Gloucester, Massachusetts celebrates its 400-year anniversary. Over the course of this auspicious year, Gloucester 400+ will be highlighting Gloucester’s rich history and heritage that encompass its extraordinary ethnic diversities, art, and culture, remarkable industrial achievements, and stellar natural resources. As a part of this celebration, Discover Gloucester will spotlight featured businesses and ongoing… Read more »

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