Plan your visit

Getting here

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester, MA.

Getting here is easy—by car, train or boat! More details at


Where to eat

The Museum does not have a café on site, but there are many good choices for a quick bite nearby; dining options can be found at


Scheduling time in your calendar

You may be surprised by how much there is to see and explore! If you’d like to visit all 4 floors at a relaxed pace, we suggest setting aside at least one to two hours. If you need to take a break and grab a bite to eat from one of Gloucester’s many great local restaurants or cafes, you are welcome to come back and finish your visit later in the day.



Your experience is important to us, and we’d like to let you know what to expect during your visit. Find more information about the features and guidelines of the Museum here.


For Families and Children

The Cape Ann Museum is a great place for families and has an open, kid-friendly Activity Center for children and families to enjoy a hands-on, fun experience in the Museum. Please do not leave children unattended in the Activity Center as the Center is not generally staffed.

The Museum hosts a wide range of activities and special events for youth and families. Pick up a "Seek and Find" at the front desk—a great way to introduce kids to the Museum. Museum admission is free for anyone 18 or younger.


For Educators

Planned tours and school education programs, tailored to specific interests and grade levels, are available.



The Museum is committed to striving for accessibility for all visitors. For general access information, call (978)283-0455 x10, or email For program information, call (978)283-0455 x12. Detailed information can be found here.