Plan Your Visit
The Cape Ann Museum's main campus at 27 Pleasant Street is open Thursday – Sunday from 10am to 3pm with new safety precautions for social distancing, reduced capacity, touch-less doors, increased cleaning, and other measures in adherence with Gov. Baker’s Phase 3 re-opening plan.
Advance reservations with timed tickets are required.
The Cape Ann Museum Green off Grant Circle and the Janet & William Ellery James Center, a contemporary archival collections storage and public exhibition space, is now closed for the season. The inaugural exhibition, The Family Porch-Rait Project, featured 40 framed prints and over 200 projected images of Gloucester families taken early in the COVID-19 pandemic as a benefit to The Open Door. Images from the exhibition can be viewed here.
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.
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 Hopper's Houses. Museum admission is included with the cost of these special guided tours. Reservations are required.
Private group tours can be scheduled by appointment and can be tailored to best fit the specific needs and interests of the group. Choose one of these popular options or build your own experience:
Highlights of the Collection Tour—This tour gives an overview of all the galleries including the Cape Ann, Lane, Folly Cove Designers, Fisheries & Maritime, 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
A minimum three weeks' advance notice and a credit card is required to hold your reservation. Please fill in and submit this form or call (978)283-0455 x110 for more information.
Guided group tours are $5.00 + regular admission rate.
School Group Tours
We welcome school groups from preschool to university. With advance planning, tours are available Tuesday through Friday. To learn more or to schedule a visit, please contact the Education Department at (978)283-0455 x16 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservation request form available here.
On the last Saturday of every month, family groups are invited to join on an interactive tour of the collections. Reccomended for adults with children 13 and younger, this tour takes a close look at ten objects from the collection—from art to artifacts to films and more. End your visit in the Activity Center with related art projects and crafts. Free for CAM members or with Museum admission. To learn more or to make a reservation, contact the Education Department at (978)283-0455 x16 or email@example.com.