The Evolution of the Fishing Schooner

See our new exhibit featuring half hulls by Brad Story


Gloucester’s Working Waterfront

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


Sail on the Schooner Ardelle

Capt. Harold Burnham will resume public sails in May of 2017. Thanks for a great season!


Sea Pocket Lab Aquarium - Closed for the Season

We'll be back, and better than ever, in May of 2017!


Interactive Maritime Exhibits

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

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Demolition Day

Aquarium Renovations Underway!

Maritime Gloucester's Aquarium Committee has spent the past few months working with the aquarium design firm, Lyons/Zaremba to devise a plan for renovating our Sea Pocket Aquarium and touch tanks. The new aquarium will have twice the volume of water and include many types of local fish. Work began today to dismantle the old and make room for the new. We have exciting changes on our waterfront campus in store for spring. Stay tuned as we roll out more details over the coming months!

A Bird's Eye View

2016 Parade of Sail

Martin Del Vecchio captured this stunning drone video at the 2016 Parade of Sail. Here's your chance to re-live this wonderful event.

National Grid Harbor Cleanup

Exhibit & Program Update

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. Due to the National Grid harbor clean-up, however, we've had to close our touch tanks and aquarium for the season.

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!

Schooner Adventure (winner of the 2016 Esperanto Cup) has moved to her temporary home at the Jodrey State Fish Pier until the harbor clean up is completed and our pier rebuilt.

We hope to see you here and remain grateful for your continued support!

Exhibit Update

The Evolution of the Fishing Schooner

Drop in to see our renovated schooner exhibit highlighting Brad Story's gorgeous half hulls!

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.

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.

Thanks to Matthew Benincasa for this time-lapse video of the work. For more great videos check out our YouTube channel.

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