Gloucester’s Working Waterfront

The Gloucester waterfront is made accessible to the public on the Harriet Webster Pier! Visit today to see the country’s oldest continually active Marine Railway.


Sail on the Schooner Ardelle

The Schooner Ardelle is shaking off the winter and getting ready for a great 2019. Through this great partnership, every sail on the Ardelle directly supports Maritime Gloucester!


Sea Pocket Lab Aquarium

The best local species aquarium on the North Shore just got better. We are prepping for the season, testing tanks and getting ready for your visit. Opening day is May 25!


The Evolution of the Fishing Schooner

The Gorton's Seafoods Gallery and the Stellwagen Bank Exhibit are open daily from 10:00 to 4:00 on Monday, and 12:00 to 4:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

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Spring Lecture Series

Thank you for a great Spring Lecture Series!

The Spring Lecture Series presents "Leading Ladies: Defining the Discussion of Maritime Science and History". This series will tell stories of exploration, science, research, historical preservation, adventure and the working waterfront from the perspective of the women who engage and lead in these issues every day.  Every Thursday from April 11 to May 9 we are priviledged to host this series.  Cara Pekarcik, Suzanne Pinto, Viking Gustafson, Molly Lutcavage and Evelyn Ansel bring their talents and insight to Gloucester.  Register HERE


Maritime Gloucester is now accepting applications to our summer internship program.

Boatwise Classes

Safe Boating and Coastal Navigation

We are pleased once again to host Boatwise Safe Boating and Coastal Navigation classes in Maritime Gloucester's Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom. 

Captain's classes start in January and run through the winter ending with a test in mid-February. Recreational boating classes start in February.

For more information about the classes and schedules visit the Boatwise website.  Register with Boatwise at (800) 698-7373.


Join today!

Membership to Maritime Gloucester is more than just a yearly commitment to our organization. You are part of the team! Join today as a new member, renew your support by signing up again this year, or give the gift of membership as a great holiday gift giving idea.

Members receive:

Unlimited admission to Exhibits, Aquarium & Children’s Drop-in Programs

10% discount in the Museum Shop and sails on the Schooner Ardelle

Special $20 tickets on Ardelle’s Tuesday sails

Invitations to special Members-Only Events

Reduced tuition on programs & classes

Discount to rent our site for Special Events & Parties

Newsletters, announcements and special reports

Opportunity to join our community Gig Rowing Program

Click here to join on-line

Field Trip Season

Plan your next trip with us

Field trip programming is available to school groups, homeschool, afterschool, and enrichment programs during weekday hours from 8:30am-5:00pm.

Our programs can accommodate group sizes up to 75 students on-shore or 30 students aboard the Schooner Ardelle. For groups over 75 students, we are happy to collaborate with other local museums and attractions to provide joint programming.

To learn about program options and pricing click HERE.