Visiting the Museum
We are excited to welcome you to the Cape Ann Museum and to share the art and history of Cape Ann's coastal towns. Our goal is to make the museum safe, accessible, and engaging to everyone who visits.
Cape Ann Museum is comprised of two campuses:
Downtown Campus located at 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
Cape Ann Museum Green located at 13 Poplar Street, Gloucester, MA
The Downtown Campus is open year-round, 6 days a week and the CAM Green is a free, seasonal campus. To find more information about hours, tickets, and discounts, visit Hours and Admissions. To find out more about the Green and the historic structures that can be visited there, please see Cape Ann Museum Green.
If you wish to reserve tickets for the Cape Ann Museum Green in advance, please click Reserve Tickets.
See Information and Amenities to learn more about general guidelines and see Accessibility to find specific information about accessibility options.
Welcome to the Cape Ann Museum
Cape Ann, which lies just north of Boston and includes the city of Gloucester and the towns of Rockport, Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Essex, has been a leading center for artists since the 18th century, a maritime powerhouse and the source of granite for many major building projects up and down the East Coast.
The Cape Ann Museum houses the largest collection of work by native son and renowned marine artist, Fitz Henry Lane, as well as work by other prominent painters and sculptors who lived on, visited or were inspired by Cape Ann. The work of contemporary Cape Ann artists is also collected and exhibited. The permanent collection includes fine and decorative arts and artifacts from the major industries of the area—the fisheries and granite quarrying.
In 2019 the Museum broke ground at the Cape Ann Museum Green at 13 Poplar Street in Gloucester. This new site includes three historic properties, open green space, and a newly constructed state-of-the art Collections Center that will provide expanded collections storage as well as exhibition and community programming space.
A rotating schedule of special exhibitions, related lectures, programs, guided tours and events is offered throughout the year. Visit us today to discover the treasures of Cape Ann!
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