Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 283-0455

Health & Safety


Virtual Events
Temporarily Closed
Reopen Date

The Museum will re-open to the public on October 1st!

We are so looking forward to see you! In preparing for a visit, please keep the following in mind:

  • The Museum will have limited opening hours from Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow for ample cleaning. The time slot of 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. will be reserved for high risk populations to visit.
  • All visitors will need to make a reservation at to ensure limited capacity.
  • There will be no public access to the Auditorium, Activity Center, or Davis House until further notice.
  • The Library & Archives will be closed, but access to the entire collection can be found online at or by emailing
  • Visitors will be required to wear face masks throughout their time in the Museum. Anyone without a mask will be offered one upon entry.
  • Social distancing in the galleries and throughout the Museum is required and will be enforced by staff and security guards.
  • Increased cleaning will happen during the Museum’s off-hours.
  • Limited Docent tours will be offered.

The Cape Ann Museum embodies and promotes the rich artistic, cultural, political and economic tradition of the region through its mission to collect, care for and share with the public the art, history, and culture of Cape Ann. Through its exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum weaves together the threads of these multiple narratives: the early history of Cape Ann, the maritime trade, the fisheries, the granite industry, and the nationally significant art from the region’s shared past, present, and future. Incorporated in 1873, the Museum today is a vibrant regional center comprised of a complex of buildings, which include galleries, a library/archives, auditorium, and education room, two historic houses (1710 and 1804), and two sculpture gardens.

In addition to rotating exhibitions, the Museum features nationally recognized collections. These include the world’s largest collection of paintings and drawings by renowned luminist and native son 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 Museum’s extensive library and archives support the collection and are available for use to researchers, students, and the general public.

Group Contact

Kate LaChance

(978) 283-0455 x12

Events Contact

Liza Browning

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