The Museum will be closed for renovations

January 24th - February 6th.




As our guest of the Cape Ann Museum, we will do our very best to provide a safe, enjoyable experience; our institution is committed to comply with the protocol set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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 The Museum is committed to striving for accessibility for all visitors. For general access information, call (978)283-0455 x110, or email


Parking and Entrance

Free accessible spaces are available on Pleasant Street directly in front of the Museum as well as in the Museum Employee parking lot. Although the lot is reserved for Museum employees, the accessible space is available to the public.

Nearby, metered parking is available along Pleasant Street and in a public lot across the street from the Museum.

The Museum has one entrance on Pleasant Street with a ramp leading to the front door. Drop-offs are permitted on Pleasant Street in front of the Museum gate.

For directions and rates, visit Directions and Parking and Hours and Admission.


Mobility Devices

One manual wheelchair and one walker with wheels are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Please return them after your visit.

The Cape Ann Museum also welcomes your personal mobility device. An elevator and lifts are available for access between floors.

The Museum is completely accessible for all mobility devices with the exception of our historical homes, the Captain Elias Davis House and our off-site property, the White-Ellery House. Due to the historical nature of the houses, the door frames are not wide enough to accommodate most mobility devices. The front desk can provide an iPad with photographs and a video tour (without audio) of the Davis House interior for anyone interested.

For more information about our historical homes, visit our website for pages about the Captain Elias Davis House and the White-Ellery House.


Assisted Listening Devices

An assistive listening system for up to 10 people is available at the Visitor Services Desk for use on highlights tours, walking tours, and programs in our auditorium. Headphones are provided.

For more information, call (978)283-0455 x110, or e-mail


For Visitors Who are Blind or Have Low Vision:

Due to varying levels of preservation and presentation of artwork and artifacts, lighting levels may differ among the galleries.

Regular guided tours with Museum docents are available Tuesday-Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Please contact us at 978-283-0455 x110 or email if you have further questions about guided tours.


Gallery Seating

Most Museum galleries have permanent benches or chairs. Free light-weight, portable gallery stools are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please return them at the end of your visit.



All Museum restrooms have fully accessible HP stalls. One family/unisex bathroom is located at Museum entrance and additional male/female restrooms are located on the lower level of the Museum.

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