Gloucester’s Working Waterfront

Learn about boatbuilding and see the country's oldest continuously working Marine Railway.


Sail on the Schooner Ardelle

Sails leave daily from Maritime Gloucester. Purchase tickets online below.


Sea Pocket Lab Aquarium

Touch hermit crabs, skates, sea stars and lobsters and learn about Cape Ann's coastal habitats.


Interactive Maritime Exhibits

Discover Gloucester's fishing heritage in the "Fitting Out" exhibit.

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Summer Saturdays

Yoga on the Harbor with Cape Ann Power Yoga


Cash or Check on - siteStart your summer Saturdays with yoga on the pier at Maritime Gloucester.

Cape Ann Power Yoga instructor, Paige Amaral will lead the hour-long class geared for all levels.  No experience necessary! Classes will be held rain or shine. We’ll meet under the tent if it’s raining. Yoga Mat required. Open to Adults & Kids 13+ (with adult).

Pricing: $5.00/class for Maritime Gloucester members; $10.00/class for general public. 

Reserve daily or monthly classes HERE. Accepting cash or check on-site.

Solar Voyager Trials

Calling All Boat Owners

Maritime Gloucester is hosting the SOLAR VOYAGER project, a group of marine robotics engineers who have custom-built a solar-powered, autonomous boat, with the goal of being the first to cross the Atlantic. 

From May 26 – June 7, the SOLAR VOYAGER project team is looking for small boats which can take at least two team members as passengers to tow the boat to and from Gloucester's outer harbor, and follow it around during testing. Although it is a volunteer-based organization, the SOLAR VOYAGER team would be able to compensate interested boat skippers for their fuel costs.

For more information and to sign up to help, click HERE.

Girls & STEM

Sea Lions Club at Maritime Gloucester

Gloucester Daily Times paid Maritime Gloucester a visit on Tuesday as the girls from the Sea Lions Club set off on the Ardelle to test their drifters. The girls have been building their ocean drifter devices and deployed them in Gloucester Harbor to study currents. The club, supervised by Maritime Gloucester senior educator Amanda Madeira, meets every Tuesday afternoon. The girls work on their ocean drifter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) project and hear from female guest speakers who work in STEM professions. (photo: Mike Springer/GDT)


Opening Day

Maritime Gloucester exhibits open for the season on May 28th!

Scroll down for on-going programs and more fun.

Summer Programs

Come to Maritime Gloucester This Summer to Explore the Ocean & Culture of Gloucester

Gloucester Harbor is wonderful location - especially during the summer!  Join Maritime Gloucester for an exciting line-up of summer programs.  Participants can learn from energetic and passionate experts in Marine Technology & RoboticsLobster TailsCoastal Explorers - Sailing AdventuresCoastal Explorers - Science AdventuresMarine Mammal of the Gulf of MaineCoastal Explorers - Voyagers, and Science Exploration Through Art.  Please check out the full description of the summer programs HERE.    

Learn from Experts


Apply for a High School or College Internship at Maritime Gloucester.  Internships at Maritime Gloucester include opportunities to work with and learn from a diversity of staff, ranging from educators and marine scientist to wood-workers and fiscal analysts.  Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2016.  Maritime Gloucester seeks applicants for the following internships:

  • Marine Science Education
  • Maritime Heritage Education
  • Aquarist & Aquarium Exhibit Interpretation
  • Citizen Science & Marine Biology Research
  • Marketing/Social Media Internship
  • Development Office Internship

3rd Annual Maritime Gloucester Dinner

A Fun Night Supporting Local, Sustainable Seafood

Here's what was on the menu at last night's 3rd Annual Maritime Gloucester Dinner at Lat 43:  lots of delicious food, a supportive host, many enthusiastic diners, and one grateful local nonprofit. Thanks to Chef Ritchie, Serenitee Restaurant Group, and all who ventured out last night to support local, sustainable seafood and Maritime Gloucester. (image of Chef Ritchie's demo - How to Filet a Flounder, courtesy of Samantha Porter/Serenitee)

That’s a Wrap (at least for now)…

Progress Update on the Harbor Clean Up

The National Grid clean-up has been going full speed this winter - made it easier, no doubt, by the (mostly) unseasonably cooperative weather. They are starting to wrap up phase one of the clean-up in order to leave Harbor Loop in good shape for summer activities. Meanwhile, we are busy planning for the August 1st start date of phase two of the clean-up. For more information visit National Grid's website devoted to the clean-up.

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