The Cape Ann Museum is located in Gloucester, Ma - America’s oldest seaport. The Museum celebrates the historical, industrial and artistic achievements of Cape Ann. Founded in 1873, the Museum is one of the major cultural institutions on Boston’s North Shore, featuring 11 galleries, a research library/archives, an 1804 ship captain’s house, a sculpture garden and museum shop. It’s best known for holding the largest collection of work by marine painter, Fitz Henry lane. The permanent collection also includes decorative arts and artifacts from the fisheries and granite quarrying industries.
We will take a scenic drive to the Town of Rockport (one of the oldest art colonies in America) to enjoy its New England seaside charm. Uniquely surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean, Rockport offers breathtaking coastal scenery along rocky and sandy shores. You will stroll along bustling, eclectic Bearskin Neck, with unique shops, restaurants and galleries, many housed in repurposed fishing shacks. Rockport is home to the iconic Motif No. 1, reputed to be the most photographed and painted buildings in the United States. Truly one of New England’s gems, it is a friendly, peaceful, small town unlike any other.