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 is sailing again! Check our calendar for the schedule.


Sea Pocket Lab Aquarium - Newly renovated

Better than ever!


Interactive Maritime Exhibits

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

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Maritime Heritage Day

On Saturday, September 2nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Maritime Gloucester will host Maritime Heritage Day. Area environmental groups and maritime heritage organizations will be set up with interactive exhibits along side of local crafters demonstrating their art. Down Home Swing will be performing during the afternoon. Lunch will be available. Great, fun event for families and visitors to Gloucester Schooner Festival weekend.

Click here for a partial list of vendors - updates coming!

33rd Annual

Gloucester Schooner Festival 2017

Click here for more information and a schedule of events.

Yoga on the Harbor is Back!

Sunday Morning Practice on the Pier with Cape Ann Power Yoga

After a really fun 2016 season, Cape Ann Power Yoga and Maritime Gloucester are offering another summer of Yoga on the Harbor. Come and practice in the quiet morning magic of America’s Oldest Seaport, and help support the mission Maritime Gloucester.

Classes held Sundays from 8:00 - 9:00 am through August 27. Classes are open to all levels. Weekly class price $10 and only $5 for Maritime Gloucester members. Bring your own mat and water. Register online using the MINDBODY app or come and pay with cash or check. Class will be canceled in the event of foul weather. Notification will be posted on the Cape Ann Power Yoga facebook page. Email capeannpoweryoga@gmail.com with questions.

Calling all Docents

History Buff? People Person? Join our Docent Team!

Maritime Gloucester is getting ready to open for the summer season and we are seeking volunteer docents in our galleries and waterfront campus. Docents will conduct tours and generally engage with our visitors. Training is provided and all are encouraged to apply. We are open to the public from Memorial Day Weekend until Columbus Day Weekend with a variety of shifts available. Training will be provided with opportunities to shadow current docents. Ideal candidates should be cheerful, curious, strong public speakers, and have knowledge and interest in Cape Ann’s maritime history and culture. If you are interested, please email volunteer@maritimegloucester.org.

Work Opportunity

Looking for help with the heavy lifting

Maritime Gloucester is seeking firms interested in the construction of a viewing platform surrounding its historic marine railway. The educational viewing platform includes approximately 200 linear foot of decking that will surround the head and north side of the marine railway. It includes a 9’ walkway along the side of the hauled vessel (at deck height), a small amphitheatre in one corner, and a 6’ walkway adjacent to the Mill Building. The supporting structure of the platform will be constructed of wooden 12” x 12” beams and posts, and 6” x 12” wooden joists – all reclaimed from Maritime Gloucester’s Harriet Webster Pier. The supporting structure will then be decked with 3” x 10” decking. Interested firms should contact Steve Parkes at Maritime Gloucester for additional information and to obtain a copy of drawings. Work to commence this summer. 

This work is made possible by a generous grant from the National Maritime Heritage Grant Program, administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, through the Massachusetts Historical Commission, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin, Chairman.

Annual Appeal


It’s not too late to donate to our Annual Fund! We are already receiving early spring donations, and appreciate your support. Your tax-deductible gift helps us continue our educational outreach, keep the stories and activities alive on the waterfront and inspire new ocean leaders. Thank you for your support! Click here to give.

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