Museum Announces Guided Tours

Museum announces program of guided tours for public and private groups

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to announce a new program of weekly guided tours led by docents trained in teaching the public about the Museum’s art, history, and material culture collections. Eleven docents recently completed a five-month training program in preparation for leading public tours this spring. The Museum’s docents are volunteers who reside in the Cape Ann communities of Gloucester, Manchester, Hamilton, and Wenham.

Beginning this April, docents will be leading tours of the Highlights of the Collection, the Captain Elias Davis House, and the Fitz Henry Lane Collection. Tours are free with the price of admission to the Museum.

Tours for the months of April and May are scheduled as follows:

Highlights of the Collection: Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Captain Elias Davis House: Saturdays April 4, 18 and May 2, 16, 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Fitz Henry Lane Collection: Saturdays April 11, 25 and May 9, 23 at 2:00 p.m.

During the months of June through mid-October tours will be available to Museum visitors every day at 2:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, with an additional tour on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. Please visit for further details. Tours of this summer’s special exhibition View from the Terrace: The Paintings of Charles S. Hopkinson on view from June 13 through October 11 will also be available.

The Museum also provides tours to private groups through advance reservation. For further information on booking a private tour please contact Jeanette Smith at 978-283-0455, x. 11.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is offering free admission on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. through the end of May, 2009. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at