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Address: 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: +1 978-281-0470
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FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES & AN A+ GIFT SHOP!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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Martins Creek, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Lots of history about fishing and the start of the Coast Guard. This is a must see when in the area.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great place to learn the fishing history of Gloucester. Lots of interactive and hands on experiences to choose from. Right on the docks so you can see the Schooners come and go.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It is worth a visit with young kids, they are able to learn and hold some of the sea life that is found locally. The staff is great, friendly and informative. They also offer other activities and drop in classes. My grandchildren ages 3 and 5 love it.

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

On Harbor Loop, there's a little maritime discovery center. Got to hold Lobster, Hermit crabs, spider crab, and best of all starfish and sea urchin. Really neat for the kids. They loved it!

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The museum had some interesting facts and a small hands on aquarium. Nothing sensational but worth a quick stop.

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Saranac Lake, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great hands on fun with able to touch a live skeet, starfish, sand dollar, among others. They also saw and tried to identify different types of live plankton they made slides for and looked at on computer screens. The educators were informative and great with all ages of children. It is a small but fun museum and well worth it.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We learned so much of the maritime history of this town and area during our visit to this heritage center.

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Address: Address: 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: +1 978-281-0470
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Gloucester

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