Welcome to Gloucester, Massachusetts
Settled in 1623, and serving as home to America’s oldest seaport . Gloucester's long history can be found throughout the city. From the storied Man at the Wheel statue which pays tribute to the thousands of Gloucester fishermen who went to sea and never came home to the fishing boats in the harbor today. Gloucester is known throughout the world as an authentic, working waterfront community.
Gloucester is surrounded by over 60 miles of scenic coastline. Drawn to Gloucester’s rich history and natural beauty, visitors will discover sunset coves and gorgeous beaches, fresh seafood, and such water based activities as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, and fishing. Did we mention the whale watching, schooner sails, harbor tours and other ways to get on the water?
The artist community also plays a significant role in the history of Gloucester. Artists have always been drawn to the light and beauty of Gloucester and our harbor. Galleries on Rocky Neck, (America’s oldest working art colony), along the waterfront, on Main Street and throughout the city offer the fine work of local artists and artisans.
Our world-class museums will inform and inspire. Explore our Downtown, and our Harbor Walk beginning at St. Peter’s Square. Our
eclectic shops are inviting, and our restaurants offer the freshest local lobster and seafood.
Enjoy events such as, St. Peter’s Fiesta, a world class Schooner Festival, The Fishtown Horribles July 3rd fun, monthly downtown block parties, Nights on the Neck, the Blackburn Challenge, the Blues Festival, just to name a few. There is always fun to be found in Gloucester. So much to do, so much to see.
Enjoy a new view around every corner, and Enjoy Gloucester!