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. Please note: The Davis House will be closed to the public from January 17 — 28, 2020 for installation of historic carpets.
Tuesday – Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
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.
In addition to daily tours at 11am and 2pm, groups can schedule a private tour. Each tour is tailored to best fit group needs. Choose a popular option or build your own experience. Popular examples:
- Highlights of the Collection Tour paintings, contemporary art, fisheries and granite galleries
- Fitz Henry Lane Tour - examines Lane in context of America's oldest seaport
- Captain Elias Davis House Tour - visit the Federal style home of the seafaring Captain Elias Davis, built in 1804
We ask for a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and a credit card to hold your reservation. Please fill in and submit this form or call (978)283-0455 x10 for more information.
For guided tours, add $5.00 to regular admission rates. Self guided group tours no extra fee.
School Group Tours
We welcome school groups from preschool to university. With advance planning, tours are available Tuesday through Friday. To learn more or schedule a visit, call Cape Ann Museum’s Education Department at (978) 283-0455 x16 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservation request form available here.
On the last Saturday of every month, bring your family to Cape Ann Museum for an interactive tour of the collections. Reccomended for adults with children 13 and younger, this tour takes a close look at 10 objects from paintings to film. End your visit in the Activity Center with related art projects and crafts. Tour runs 1:00-1:45. Free for CAM members or with Museum admission. To register, contact the Education Coordinator at (978) 283-0455 x16.