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“Take a trip on Ardelle”

Maritime Gloucester
Ranked #16 of 53 things to do in Gloucester
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Owner description: Maritime Gloucester is Cape Ann's destination for maritime fun with facilities located on Gloucester's historic harbor. You can get inspired by the wonders of marine life, learn about the area's rich maritime heritage, meet ocean creatures, talk to a schooner captain, and become a hands-on part of the working waterfront! A calendar of programs, schooner sails, and family-friendly weekly events, including Labor Day's Schooner Festival. Maritime Gloucester - Oceans of Discovery Open daily in the summer from 10:00 - 6:00 pm. IMPORTANT UPDATE: Maritime Gloucester's Harriet Webster Pier is currently closed to the public as a result of a major harbor clean up effort in Gloucester Harbor. For the remainder of the 2016 season, admission to Maritime Gloucester is free of charge with interactive exhibits open in the Gorton's Gallery, the Children's Room, and the Dive Locker. We have fascinating sea animals in tanks in the WetLab -- including our BLUE lobster! Shop Maritime is fully stocked with tshirts, hats, unique gifts and a large selection of maritime-themed books for the whole family. On Sept. 3rd, plan on a visit to Maritime Gloucester's Maritime Heritage Day when we'll be unveiling a new schooner exhibit to celebrate Gloucester Schooner Festival.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Topsfield, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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“Take a trip on Ardelle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Pick a breezy day and go for a sail on Ardelle in the historic port of Gloucester. Nothing could be finer!

Visited August 2012
Thank Pete H
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West Chester, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Kids will enjoy this place. Lots about marine life there is admission price but we went on Heritage day and it was free - even better

Visited August 2012
2 Thank padingo
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fun for the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

Interactive museum is a bonus for kids and adults! See small sea creatures up close and hold them. They have videos and computer run programs that are fun and educational. Nice gift shop too!

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Teenie2000
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Little bit of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

This is a great place to bring kids and elders who don't know much about the sea and sea faring peoples... a good basic education is available.

Thank pamsgood
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Don't miss this museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

Visited a few days ago. Wonderful exhibits, inside and out. Several diffent size boats in various stages of construction. Very knowledgeable staff and interns. You can also book a sail on the recently completed Ardelle.

1 Thank ontheroadagain09_9
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