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Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

75 Eastern Point Blvd, Gloucester, MA 01930-4433
+1 978-283-0800
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A Feast for the Eyes

If you love decorating and appreciate creativity mixed with whimsy you will enjoy the tour of this... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2017
Tom D
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Red Roof, Take the Red Line Here to Gloucester Massschusetts

This is the most wonderful Estate, A home right on the water in Gloucester Massachusetts from... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2017
Lisa S
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Also called the Beauport Sleeper-McCann House, this fantasy mansion of more than 40 rooms is perched on the rocks overlooking Gloucester Harbor.
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75 Eastern Point Blvd, Gloucester, MA 01930-4433
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Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

If you love decorating and appreciate creativity mixed with whimsy you will enjoy the tour of this mansion. Many clever elements incorporated by the genius interior decorator/designer/owner make this a memorable tour. Watch for the many whimsical touches inside and out.

Thank Tom D
beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2017

Thanks so much for visiting Beauport. I'm so glad you enjoyed the whimsy of the house. It is one of my favorite things. too! Martha

Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

This is the most wonderful Estate, A home right on the water in Gloucester Massachusetts from 1907. Beautiful National Landmark /open to the public- Assessable by public transportation- Take the Red Line Here/Taxi Service is available too. There is a modest Admission's Free. Be a...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Many thanks for visiting Beauport. So glad you enjoyed the house. I saw our first monarch butterfly this season only last week!

Reviewed June 4, 2017

The Beauport Museum is an enchanting spot, where every nook and cranny filled with tastefully chosen decorative objects and furniture. Just about every themed room carries surprises, visual wit, imagination and resourcefulness. So much to look at, you will likely stumble out dazed into the...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thanks for visiting Beauport. I am so pleased you enjoyed the house and gardens. Martha

Reviewed May 22, 2017

We stopped at the Beauport for a drink before dinner. It was just so lovely. Beautiful deck overlooking the harbor. Renovated beautifully. Luxurious furniture. Very busy place.

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Reviewed May 20, 2017

Delightful warren of a home of a 1900's eccentric. Stunning site in East Gloucester mansion district with water view of Boston. Exceptional docent tours provided.

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Many thanks for the review. I hope you are able to visit us again this season. Martha

Reviewed March 13, 2017

This is a mansion with gorgeous views with a rich history and amazing antique collections of furniture, glass, china, etc. Each room has a theme and was quite a place in its day. Do not recommend on a hot summer day, better in spring or...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Thanks for the review. So glad you enjoyed the wonderful views of Gloucester Harbor as well as the collections in the mansion.

Reviewed February 14, 2017

I have been taking visitors/friends/family to this house for 30 years, and I still manage to find something I had not seen. Touring with a guide is the most enlightening way to experience what life was like for the owner and his guests. Henry Sleeper's...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2017

Thanks so much for visiting Beauport over the years and introducing others as well! We love having visitors who take such an interest in the collections and history. We hope to see you again this summer!

Reviewed February 13, 2017

One of Gloucester's many hidden gems! I have toured this house twice and it's always a place that I recommend to tourists! Beautiful house and an amazing story!

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2017

Many thanks for the lovely review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the house so much that you returned for a second tour. We love to welcome out-of-town guests, too!

Reviewed February 10, 2017

Henry Sleeper was an early interior designer, and he used this house as a sort of catalog of what he could do - each room is decorated in a different theme, either by color or time or some other idea, so you travel through the...More

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beauport, Manager at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2017

Thanks for visiting Beauport and taking the time to write a review. You are right, Henry Sleeper was a creative genius. I hope you are able to come back this year.

Reviewed November 15, 2016

This place is awesome! From the hand painted Chinese style wall coverings to the hand blown glass to the fantastic collections in every room, I was enthralled.The owner and guests who stayed here had to have been so very clever to be a part of...More

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Nicole S
December 26, 2016|
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Response from beauport | Property representative |
Guided tours of Beauport are $15 per adult, $12 per senior, $8 for children/students, and free if you are a member of Historic New England. We will open again Sat, May 27, 2017. We will be open to the public Tues - Sat, 10am... More
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Dan H
August 26, 2016|
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Response from beauport | Property representative |
There is a bus service via the Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA) that will get you within 1/4 mile of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House. There will also be taxis available when you dock, which might be an easier... More
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Joanne234
March 11, 2016|
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Response from beauport | Property representative |
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House is a historic house museum overlooking Gloucester Harbor. Built by Henry Davis Sleeper, one of America's first professional interior designers, it is open for tours six months of the year... More
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