Gloucester & Cape Ann - Fun Things To Do Inside

At Bass Rocks

Old-World Pocket Blliard Table

Billiard Room

Open to all ages, an old-world pocket billiard table will test your skill. Guest computer and printer for planning your adventures.

Movies and Books

Movies And Books

Extensive library of movies to borrow from local favorites, old classics, kids choice and current releases. Books for all ages, borrow or exchange, the titles are always changing.

Board Games

Games

Planning a quiet night in? How about a game of Life, Chess, Checkers, Clue and more.

Art Galleries And Studios

Rocky Neck Art Colony

Rocky Neck Art Colony

Rocky Neck is home to one of the oldest continuously operating art colonies in the United States. Situated on a peninsula within Gloucester’s working harbor, Rocky Neck is known for its exceptional geographic beauty, its unique and penetrating light, a rich cultural history and a spirited, committed, and supportive community. Notable plein air artists including Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Frank Duveneck, Childe Hassam, lived and worked on Rocky Neck in the 19th and early 20th centuries, inspired the Cape Ann style of American Impressionism, a critically important contribution to American art history. Along side these were modernists Stuart Davis, Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, Nell Blaine and Mark Rothko who came to Cape Ann charmed by the landscape and working waterfront and found a community of artists who continue to thrive here.

North Shore Art Association

North Shore Art Association

North Shore Arts Association established in 1922, occupies one of the most unique and attractive settings in New England. With its historic harborside galleries, visitors from all over the globe are provided the opportunity to view one of the largest and diverse collections of paintings, sculpture and graphics on Cape Ann. NSAA has a thriving membership of over 600 Artists Members and Associate Members, working in a variety of media and styles. In the interest of community involvement, nationally recognized exhibitions, NSAA also offers demonstrations, workshops, lectures, critiques, film presentations, concerts, and our Annual Gala and Live Auction of Fine Art in August of each year.

Shopping Downtown Gloucester

Downtown Gloucester Galleries

Gloucester's picture perfect Main Street is the focal point of the seaside shopping district. Interspersed between restaurants, cafe and shops, you can find galleries of every medium. Sculpture, custom furniture, jewelry and art to wear are just as popular as paintings and photography. Meet the artists as many are working in their studios and workshops.

Museums

Cape Ann Museum

Cape Ann Museum

A TRULY AMERICAN ART MUSEUM The Museum's collections, displayed in an intimate and inviting setting, celebrate the rich story of Cape Ann's evolving artistic and cultural history.The fine arts collection spans the full range of art made on and about Cape Ann, and uses the Museum's Library and Archives, historic buildings and artifacts to ground that art in a powerful sense of place. 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 283-0455

Maritime Gloucester

Maritime Gloucester

Maritime Gloucester is a working waterfront museum, a marine and maritime educator and a visitor destination. The Sea Pocket Touch Tank Aquarium. The Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery. Our Marine Research Laboratory. The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Exhibit. Maritime Gloucester features the oldest continuously operating marine railway in the country. Take a sail on the Schooner Ardelle. Take a walk on the Harriet Webster Wharf. The Dory Shop and the “Diving Locker”. 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 281-0470

Schooner Adventure

Schooner Adventure

The Gloucester Adventure, a 1926 dory-fishing schooner and a National Historic Landmark, is one of the last surviving Grand Banks dory-fishing schooners. The Schooner Adventure is a national treasure that is resuming active sailing as an icon of the American fisheries and as a floating classroom for maritime history and environmental education programs. The Schooner will be operated at sea, primarily along the New England coast, as a living monument to Massachusetts’€™ fishing heritage. 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 281-8079

Beauport Sleeper McCann House

Beauport Sleeper McCann House

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, was the summer home of one of America’s first professional interior designers, Henry Davis Sleeper. Perched on a rock ledge overlooking Gloucester Harbor, Beauport became Sleeper’s retreat, backdrop for entertaining, professional showcase, and an inspiration to all who visited. After Sleeper’s death, Beauport was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCann, who left most of Sleeper’s arrangements and collections intact.

Hammond Castle

Hammond Castle

John Hays Hammond, Jr. built his medieval-style castle between the years 1926 and 1929 to serve both as his home and as a backdrop for his collection of Roman, medieval, and Renaissance artifacts. The castle was constructed as a wedding present for his wife Irene Fenton Hammond to prove how much he cared for her. In addition, the building housed the Hammond Research Corporation, from which Dr. Hammond produced over 400 patents and the ideas for over 800 inventions. Second only to Thomas Alva Edison in number of patents, John Hammond was one of America's premier inventors. His most important work was the development of remote control via radio waves, which earned him the title, "The Father of Remote Control."

Sargent House Museum

Sargent House Museum

Welcome to The Sargent House Museum. For over 100 years, the Sargent House Museum was the home of sea merchants, patriots and community leaders. A fine example of high-style Georgian domestic architecture, the house was built in 1782 for Judith Sargent Stevens Murray (1751-1820), a philosopher, writer and an early advocate of women's equality. Visitors to the Sargent House Museum learn about the early history of Gloucester from its beginnings as a farming and lumbering outpost to its evolution into the country's premier seaport. Visitors will also see a collection of original works by the great portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) descendant of the Sargent family, who loved the house and its ties to Post-Revolutionary Gloucester.

Gloucester HarborWalk

Gloucester HarborWalk

The HarborWalk’s self-guided walking tour is defined by 42 granite story posts, each highlighting an aspect of Gloucester’s history as a seaport, our rich culture and people, and how we are evolving in response to a modern, sustainable fishing industry.

Theater

Gloucester Stage Company

Gloucester Stage Company

The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded in 1979 by Geoff Richon, Denny Blodget, and award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz as a “safe harbor for playwrights and new plays”. The theater seats up to 190 guests on three sides of a thrust stage. During its first twenty seasons, the GSC successfully realized its mission with the production of more than 32 World premieres, 6 American premieres, and 17 New England premieres. Plays developed at the GSC have gone on to critical and popular acclaim on Broadway, off-Broadway, across the United States, and around the world. The Company has received numerous awards and citations including several Elliot Norton Awards for individual productions and performances and a New England Theater Conference Award. 267 E Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 281-4433

Shalin Liu

Rockport Music Shalin Lui Performing Arts Center

Located in the scenic seaport village of Rockport, Massachusetts, Rockport Music presents exceptional musical performances and events year round, including the acclaimed Rockport Chamber Music Festival, which hosts over 20 performances in five weeks during June and July each year. Rockport Music also presents classical, jazz, folk, pop, and world music, as well as a film series and HD broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and England’s National Theatre.
37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966 Phone:(978) 546-7391

North Shore Music Theater

North Shore Music Theater

Since 1955, North Shore Music Theatre has become one of the most attended theatres in New England. The 2016 Concert Series includes Harvey Robbins' ROYALTY OF ROCK 'N' ROLL & MAGIC OF MOTOWN, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF presented by Voices of Hope, and Harvey Robbins' DOO-WOPP HALL OF FAME. Musicals for 2016 include FUNNY GIRL June 7-19, MARY POPPINS: July 12-24, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN: August 16-28, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT: September 27 - October 9, WEST SIDE STORY: November 1 - 13. 62 Dunham Rd, Beverly, MA 01915 (978) 232-7200

Cape Ann Symphony

Cape Ann Symphony

Founded in 1952, the Cape Ann Symphony is a flourishing regional orchestra, now acknowledged as one if the finest in the country. Cape Ann Symphony fosters and promotes symphonic music to increase the musical enjoyment and knowledge of the public of Cape Ann and Boston’s North Shore.

Cape Ann Cinema

Cape Ann Cinema

In the comfortable, welcoming, living-room-style Cinema’s lifetime, it has presented thousands of independent and foreign films, hosted scores of filmmakers and special guests, offered legendary musical talent, and now, has just launched a performance Stage for every imaginable theatrical need.

Gloucester Cinema

Gloucester Cinema

Enjoy all of the newly released films at our small, neighborhood cinema. All of your favorite snacks are served. 74 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 283-9188

Shopping

Downtown Gloucester

Downtown Gloucester

Welcome to Main St., USA Gloucester Style. Packed with shops, galleries and restaurants, Main Street in Gloucester offers a day filled with Yankee experiences. Endulge in some truly ethnic cuisine in many cafes and restaurants, browse the workshops and galleries of some of our uniquely gifted artisans, explore antique stores that specialize in the maritime history of the area. As a city with a working waterfront, Gloucester also caters to our fishermen, with nautical gear and world famous watering holes like the Crow's Nest.

Bearskin Neck

Bearskin Neck, Rockport

The ancient granite fishing shacks have been transformed into quaint stores that contain a wide variety of local treasures and art. Bearskin Neck is an internationally known art colony, shopping mecca and home to Motif No. 1. This stretch of land is full of rustic little shops full of one of a kind items from local artists. Paintings, fine art, photography, jewelry and everything in between can be found on this picturesque stretch of land. Perhaps the symbol of Rockport to many, the red fish shack that was dubbed Motif #1 by an art instructor from Paris, Lester Hornby, years ago. This building is the most depicted building in the world.

Essex Antiques

Essex Antique Center

Essex is considered by many to be America's Antique Capital with over twenty-five shops within a mile of each other focusing on antiques. Essex is a collector's, dealers and decorator's paradise with art, furnishings, and accessories ranging from "early attic" to fine American and international antiques all housed in antique buildings in close proximity.

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