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Cape Pond Ice

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Tours run daily in the summer: Monday - Saturday at 11am & 2pm and Sundays at 11am. $10/adult, $8/seniors & students, kids under 10 are free. Tours are about 45 minutes long. Sweatshirts are recommended (our icehouse is 28 degrees fahrenheit).
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104 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5042
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Don’t set your expectations too high though. If you are a Perfect Storm fan you’ll like their connection to the movie and need some souvenirs. There website is exceptional. You will see briefly where they make the ice and if...More

Thank stoltes
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Ali was such a nice sweet girl, but a tour guide she is not. She knew a few things but as far as answering any questions from the group, she couldn't. Everyone kind of looked at each other in disbelief. She is not doing anything...More

Thank IslandGirlTraveler
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

The approx 1 hour Tour was very informative and covered the history of the company, how the ice was harvested then and manufactured now, as well as the different types of ice and techniques for producing it. The tour of the working factory was very...More

Thank Smiling-Matt
Reviewed August 21, 2017

So disappointed, especially after reading the reviews. The tour started at 11 am, and by 11:17 we sat in our car looking at each other in disbelief, we've been had. Let me preface this by saying my husband LOVES ice, "Ice is Civilization" is one...More

Thank H L
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Cape Pond Ice Tour is a great way to spend a half hour especially on a hot day! The no frills tour shows you how the ice business was started and how it is still made today 189 years later.

Thank Sharsha19604
Reviewed May 26, 2017

This place in Gloucester is really a hidden gem. What a great story about this company, the friendly lady tour guide, sorry forget the name, showed us around and explained the history of ice making and told us about the company itself . Learned a...More

Thank Juf B
Reviewed September 29, 2016

I had no idea what to expect, and was more than pleasantly surprised. They made what would seem like a dull tour (ice?!) into a very fun and educational time. I absolutely recommend it.

Thank mdeluco
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought this would be so fun and interesting We scooted in 5 minutes before the 2:00 tour and spent the next hour enjoying our guide and the history of this company If we had the kids we think they would have enjoyed...More

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed August 16, 2016

We had a lot of fun on the tour and learning the connection between Cape Pond Ice and the movie The Perfect Storm. Who knew? Scott was so funny. It would have been fun if a ship had come to get ice while we were...More

Thank Lee369444
Reviewed July 24, 2016

It was wonderful learned so much from the visit. Never knew making a ice cube took so much work. People were very nice and they all work so well together that is nice to see too. Filling the fishing boat was very interesting to watch....More

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