Docent-Led Tours

Docent-led tours of the Museum are included with admission and are offered on a first come, first served basis. The Museum's Captain Elias Davis House (1804) can be included on any daily docent tour by request.

Tuesday – Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Walking Tours

The Museum offers a variety of walking tours in and around Cape Ann throughout the year. Walking tours include, but are not limited to: Fitz Henry Lane on Foot and Online, Public Sculpture and Edward Hopper's Houses. Museum admission is included with the cost of these special guided tours. Reservations are required.


Group Tours

One hour docent-led tours of the collections are available for private groups, including, but not limited to Highlights of the Collection Tour (covers 18th c. portraits to contemporary art and the fisheries and maritime and granite galleries), Fitz Henry Lane Tour (focuses specifically on Lane and the historic seaport City of Gloucester) and the Captain Elias Davis House Tour (1804 Federal style home of the seafaring Davis Family). Self-guided group tours are also available.

Group tours require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and a credit card to hold your reservation. Please call (978)283-0455 x11 for more information or download a reservation form here.


School Group Tours

We work hard to maintain close ties with educators. Planned tours and school education programs tailored to specific interests and grade levels are available. Reservation request form available here.