Highlights Tours at the Downtown Campus (27 Pleasant St)
Docent led highlights tours are offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
Highlights Tours are included with admission and are offered on a first come, first served basis. The Captain Elias Davis House (c.1804) is open with a docent guide only.
Captain Elias Davis House Tours
The Captain Elias Davis House, located in Gloucester’s downtown neighborhood, was constructed between 1799 and 1804 and has been the headquarters of the Cape Ann Museum since 1923. On Fridays at 2pm, enjoy a docent tour of the first floor of the Davis House, furnished with period pieces and antiquities.
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 in Gloucester, Joe Garland's Gloucester, the Bones of Homes, 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 two 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.
Tours at CAM Green (13 Poplar St)
This campus is currently closed to the public. Check back at a later date for CAM Green's 2023 schedule and hours.
- White-Ellery House Tour - visit the home built in 1710 for the Reverend John White, Gloucester’s first settled minister in First Parish. The tour will share who lived in the house over time, its exterior structure and interior features, and the adventure of being moved to make way for the Route 128 rotary. Admission is free, however registration is required.
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 x125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reservation request form available here.
Please review CAM safety protocols for visiting during Covid. Advance tickets are recommended.
In accordance with current CDC and city of Gloucester public health guidance, masks are recommended for all staff and visitors while inside the Museum.
- Participants are encouraged to wear a mask or face-covering at all times while inside the Museum.
- Please respect and maintain a distance of six feet or more between unrelated groups.
- If you or anyone in your group feels unwell or has symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the Museum another day.