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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Plastic Pollution

Free Screening of A Plastic Ocean

Join Us for a Viewing of A Plastic Ocean at the Cape Ann Community Cinema!

When: 7:30 PM, Thursday April 19th

Where: 21 Main St., Gloucester, MA 01930

Donation: Not required but we suggest a $10 donation to help us reach $1,500 for Gloucester's Clean Harbor Initiative.

An Initiative of  Cape Ann Maritime Partnership (NOAA Marine Debris Program, the US Coast Guard, Maritime Gloucester, The Gloucester Clean City Commission, and One Ocean One Love Shop, under Seaside Sustainability's fiscal sponsorship).

Reserve: Click here to reserve tickets.


Sign Up Today for Summer Programs!

Our summer schedule offers some great adventures, learning and fun!  Click the links below for full information and to register online.

Boatbuilding 2018. Ages 11-15. Students will work together to build one boat.

Coastal Explorers: Sailing & Science. Ages 8-11. Explore Gloucester Harbor, and beyond, aboard the Schooner Ardelle

Coastal Explorers: Voyager. Ages 12-15. Explore Gloucester Harbor, and beyond, aboard the Schooner Ardelle.     

Call us today at 978-281-0470 or send us an email at info@maritimegloucester.org if you don't find what you need on the website.

Boatwise Classes

Launch Operators Class

Next weekend, April 7 and 8, Maritime Gloucester has once again partnered with Boatwise to offer a Launch Operator's License class in Maritime Gloucester's Sarah Fraser Robbins Classroom. 

The USCG requires all launch operators to be licensed. This two-day class substitutes for the USCG exam and includes a Safe Boating certificate and USCG applications. For more information visit the Boatwise website.  Register with Boatwise at (800) 698-7373.

Annual Appeal


Please give generously to our Annual Fund. Your tax-deductible contributions help us welcome visitors, students and educators to our facility and continue our educational outreach, keep the stories and activities of our maritime heritage alive and inspire new ocean leaders! Thank you for making this all possible with your gift. 

Click here to donate online.


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.

Calling all Docents

History Buff? People Person? Join our Docent Team!

Maritime Gloucester seeks volunteer docents for our galleries and waterfront campus. Docents 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 Christmas 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.


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Amazon will donate a portion of your online purchases to Maritime Gloucester - at no extra cost to you!   Simply click the link to designate Maritime Gloucester as your AmazonSmile partner.  Once is all it takes and Maritime Gloucester will benefit from all eligible Amazon purchases.