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Address: 23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number: +1 978-281-0470
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Lovely gift shop, touch tanks, sailing on Schooner Ardelle, a maritme museum, tours on the water and Maritime Gloucester

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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Massachusetts
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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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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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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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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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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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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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