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Address: 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: +1 978-281-0470
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Wonderful place to learn about sea life

Families, individuals will delight in the area and the site itself to see and hear about sea life on Cape Ann MA .

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Families, individuals will delight in the area and the site itself to see and hear about sea life on Cape Ann MA .

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Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello CarolM! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We appreciate your recommendation for both families and individual travelers to visit our exhibits and harbor front maritime center! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Wonderful seaport museum and hands-on maritime center, great for kids. Well run and highly informative.

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Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello Caitlin C! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you liked our hands-on exhibits and hope you visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had a nice time at the museum. My children loved the interactive exhibits. The staff was terrific. We left our camera behind and they were wonderful about calling us back to let us know that they found it.

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Maritimegloucester, Porgram Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello Ken M! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you liked our interactive exhibits and hope you visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great family place to learn about the ocean, boats and animals that live in the ocean. A cool giftshop, friendly halpful staff. A neat hands on aquarium.

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Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello Sherrie A! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you liked our aquarium, hands-on exhibits and gift shop! Please visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

Gloucester, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Maritime Gloucester has the best dock on the inner harbor where you can view 1Ten Pound Island (uninhabited), schooners, kayakers, great restaurants, and views. Lots of activities for children and families. Schooner Ardelle built by Harold Burnam (famous Essex boatbuilder ) sails from this dock offering school aged children educational time on board to Thursday evening music sails and Maritime... More 

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Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello WingearsheekBeach! Thank you for taking the time to review your summer to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you enjoyed your time here with the Schooner Ardelle, our touch tanks and gift shop. Please visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fun way to spend a little time and learn about ships and ship building, see some tools of the trade and view a few tanks of local crustachians and fish. The best part is the long dock behind the building where you can watch the boats come & go.

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Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello Lasmuertas! Thank you for taking the time to review your summer visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you liked our hands-on exhibits and and especially the view from Webster Pier! We hope you are able to visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

Malden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

even though it is very small my little mermaid daughter had a blast! :) and if you are a student you even get a discount with your student id!

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Maritimegloucester, Program Director at Maritime Gloucester, responded to this review

Hello Lisy84! Thank you for taking the time to review your summer visit to Maritime Gloucester and sharing it with others. We are glad you liked our hands-on exhibits and and especially our touch tank aquarium! We hope you are able to visit us again! Happy Travels! Melanie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center is located at Harbor Loop, near the Building Center and the Fitz Henery Lane Stone House. I visit it every couple of years. It has tons of information to educate adults as wells kids. There are tanks for touching sea creatures, which my grandkids loved. The Gorton's Seafood's Gallery has major exhibit about all the... More 

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Gloucester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a great stop to have a family adventure in and out of the Maritime Heritage Center. It is a learning center for all ages with touch tanks outside, schooners providing day sails, some let you board and observe. Lots of observation areas, fishing boats, Coast Guard station, famous landmarks close by and a Harbor Walk with historic markers... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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187 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

This was a cool tour. The scenery around it was awesome. The tour guides were very informative. It was a beautiful boat. I wish we could have gone below deck though. The guide was very nice and offered to take pictures of us.

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