Gloucester, MA is a city situated on Massachusetts’ North Shore. Just a short drive or train ride northeast of Boston, Gloucester is home to America’s oldest seaport and the oldest working art colony in North America. Settled in 1623, Gloucester remains among the busiest fishing ports on the Eastern Seaboard to this day.
Drawn to its rich history and natural beauty, visitors come to Gloucester to experience the pristine beaches, fresh seafood, and water-based activities such as fishing, kayaking canoeing, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, schooner sailing and awe-inspiring whale watching excursions. Gloucester is truly a place to see, feel and taste history. It’s no wonder that the city’s rugged and beautiful coastline have drawn fishermen, families, artists and visitors for over four hundred years.