An Evening under the Spars

At the Beauport Hotel, Friday September 2, 2016


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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National Grid Harbor Cleanup

Exhibit & Program Update

Our touch tanks are closed for the season due to our inability to pump harbor water,but we still have some fascinating sea animals in tanks in our WetLab -- including a rare BLUE lobster! Our interactive exhibits remain open in the Gorton's Gallery, the Children's Room, and the Dive Locker. Shop Maritime is fully stocked with tshirts, hats, unique gifts and a large selection of maritime-themed books for the whole family. 

The National Grid began site work at Maritime Gloucester and to Harriet Webster Pier is scheduled to be completed by May 2017. For the remainder of the season, admission to Maritime Gloucester is free of charge!

The schooner Ardelle has moved onto her mooring and continues to take passengers on harbor cruises boarding next door at the Harbormaster's Dock. Schooner Adventure is at her temporary home at the Jodrey State Fish Pier. 

On September 3rd, plan on a visit to Maritime Gloucester's Maritime Heritage Day when we'll be unveiling a new schooner exhibit to celebrate Gloucester Schooner Festival. We hope to see you here and remain grateful for your continued support!


An Evening Under the Spars - Annual Gala

We are excited to say that ou 12th Annual Maritime Gloucester Gala, An Evening Under the Spars, is SOLD OUT

This Year at Gloucester’s New Beauport Hotel

Friday, September 2, 2016 at 6:30PM

Proceeds from this event directly support our Ocean Explorers program and educational outreach.

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and signed on for great fun Labor Day Weekend Friday while supporting Educational Programming at Maritime Gloucester!

Celebrate Maritime Traditions

Gloucester Schooner Festival's Maritime Heritage Day

Saturday, September 3 10am-4pm Harbor Loop will be a busy, festive hub of traditional crafters, engaging community organizations in the First Ipswich Bank Pavilion, expert seafood demonstrations, foot stomping music with Old Cold Tater, impossible magic, schooner sails, and fun-filled family activities on Harbor Loop. Enjoy local fare at our food tents. Schooners will be docked nearby at Gloucester House restaurant and the Jodrey State Fish Pier. Admission is free to the event. Event information can be found HERE.

Member & Visitor Discount Offer

A Standing Ovation for our Community Partner, Gloucester Stage Company

We are pleased to offer Maritime Gloucester members and visitors a discount on tickets to the Gloucester Stage Company's 2016 season productions. Mention or use online code "MARITIME" to receive $5.00 off each ticket. Keep your ticket stub and receive a 10% discount at Shop Maritime. Click HERE for the GSC schedule and ticket information. Thank you, Gloucester Stage Company for joining Maritime Gloucester as a community partner.

Summer continues at Maritime Gloucester

Cape Ann's Destination for Maritime Fun!

Get inspired by the wonders of marine life, learn about the area’s rich maritime heritage, meet ocean creatures, talk to a schooner captain, and become a hands-on part of the working waterfront! For the remainder of the season, due to National Grid's harbor clean-up, we are waiving the admission fee for our exhibits - our site looks a little messy, but there's still a lot to see so come on down!  

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)

Work Continues

Progress Update on the Harbor Clean Up

Phase two of the National Grid harbor clean-up is well underway. Due to turbulence in the harbor caused by the clean-up we are closing up our aquarium tanks earlier this year. But fear not! Our galleries will remain open into October as usual. For the remainder of the season admission to our exhibits is free (we will, however, gratefully appreciate a gift to our donation box!). Read about the project in this Gloucester Daily Times article. For more information visit National Grid's website devoted to the clean-up.

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