Docent-Led Tours

Guided tours, included with Museum admission, are offered Tuesday through Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and Saturday/Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Admission to the Captain Elias Davis House (1804) inside the Museum is allowed with a docent present - please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email for more information.













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 (covers 18th c. portraits to contemporary art and the fisheries and maritime and granite galleries); Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865 - Luminist marine painter of the historic seaport city of Gloucester); or the Captain Elias Davis House (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. Download reservation form available here.


CAM Off the Wall Tour

Maybe you think museum’s aren’t for you or maybe you love museums and would like to connect with the collections on a different level; whatever your feelings toward museums in general, this new tour at the Cape Ann Museum is for you. Designed for groups of 6 to 14 people, ages 10 and beyond, the CAM Off the Wall Tour challenges its participants to problem solve, to act out, to use their imaginations and even to photograph works in the Museum. Similar to a standard tour, a trained guide will lead participants to particular works of art and artifacts, but unlike the standard tour, participants will be assigned an activity at each stop. This is not so much a guided tour as a personal adventure through the Museum. Call ahead to organize an Off the Wall Tour for your family or group. Remember to bring a smart phone or digital camera, and of course, a sense of humor! For more information email or call (978)283-0455 x12.


Families: Unite multiple generations; create a positive first  museum  experience for children and adults alike; provide an opportunity for bonding for family reunions or other gatherings; keep teens and tweens engaged with art and history.

Friends: Organize a creative group date who needs bowling?; learn new things about one another; celebrate an engagement, birthday or new job; plan a field trip for your book, crafting or running club.

Businesses: Encourage bonding among employees; promote problem solving; boost morale; reduce burn out.



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.