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Ranked #1 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; History Museums
Owner description: Also called the Beauport Sleeper-McAnn House, this fantasy mansion of more than 40 rooms is perched on the rocks overlooking... more » Owner description: Also called the Beauport Sleeper-McAnn House, this fantasy mansion of more than 40 rooms is perched on the rocks overlooking Gloucester Harbor. « less
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Ranked #2 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Beaches

Good Harbor Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the north shore and has a large expanse of groomed sand and clean water.  Somehow the water seems warmer here than it... more »

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Ranked #3 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks

Built in 1925 and dedicated to they that go down to the sea in ships, the Fisherman's Memorial lists Gloucester fishermen who have been lost at sea since the seventeenth century... more »

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Ranked #4 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #5 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Nature and Parks
This small park overlooking Gloucester harbor marks the spot where the area was first settled in the early 1600s.
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Ranked #6 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Art Museums; History Museums

Hammond castle was built by John Hays Hammond Jr. inventor of the remote control. The castle is a place to house a unique collection of medieval artifacts. In fact, the building... more »

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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #8 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: Explore a shrouded landscape of hemlock groves, a magnolia swamp, and other trees species where you'll find remnants Colonial... more » Owner description: Explore a shrouded landscape of hemlock groves, a magnolia swamp, and other trees species where you'll find remnants Colonial habitation. « less
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Ranked #9 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #10 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #12 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
Owner description: Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, this 36-foot tall... more » Owner description: Serving as a guide to ships entering the scenic and commercial Gloucester harbor from the Atlantic Ocean, this 36-foot tall cylindrical brick tower was built in 1832 and automated in 1986. « less
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Ranked #13 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Beaches
One of the better small Gloucester beaches.
Ranked #14 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #15 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #16 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Rocky Neck Art colony is a charming artists colony located in Gloucester, MA, north of Boston.  It is the oldest working artist colony in the United States.  It came to prominence... more »

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Ranked #17 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Downtown working-class section of Gloucester.
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Ranked #18 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Home of equal rights activist Judith Sargent Murray and her husband, Rev. John Murray, a founder of Universalism in America.
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Ranked #19 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #20 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: A substantial mixed forest of evergreens and hardwoods rises to a rocky summit overlooking Cape Ann. Please note: This... more » Owner description: A substantial mixed forest of evergreens and hardwoods rises to a rocky summit overlooking Cape Ann. Please note: This reservation is not accessible at this time. « less
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Ranked #22 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #23 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Shop-lined street along the water in Gloucester.
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Ranked #24 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 27 attractions in Gloucester
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Open May-October. Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and Sunday Noon-5pm. The North Shore Arts Association has a thriving artist... more » Owner description: Open May-October. Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and Sunday Noon-5pm. The North Shore Arts Association has a thriving artist membership of over 300 artists recognized worldwide. This wonderful, harborside building provides the opportunity to view the largest collection of paintings and sculpture on Cape Ann. « less
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Category: Art Galleries
This gallery in the Rocky Neck Art Colony offers distinctive artwork.
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