Summer Series: Guided Walking Tours

Discover Gloucester through its architecture and artists

The Cape Ann Museum will be offering a series of walking tours – Hopper’s Houses, Historic Middle Street and Fitz Henry Lane’s Gloucester – on Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning on May 2. Tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978) 283-0455 x10 or email for details.

Hopper’s Houses

May 2, May 23 and June 13
American realist painter Edward Hopper first visited Cape Ann in 1912. Returning in 1923, Hopper began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings. During his final two visits to the area, in 1926 and 1928, Hopper produced some of his finest paintings. This special walking tour will explore the neighborhood surrounding the Cape Ann Museum, which includes many of the Gloucester houses immortalized by Hopper’s paintings.

Historic Middle Street

May 9, May 30 and June 20
Discover Gloucester’s historic Middle Street—an ever-evolving neighborhood packed with four centuries of social, economic, and architectural history. On this tour in the heart of downtown Gloucester, visitors will see surviving evidence of the past and learn about structures and people now gone.

Fitz Henry Lane’s Gloucester

May 16, June 6 and June 27
Fitz Henry Lane was a Cape Ann artist, printmaker and world-renowned American marine painter. With his subtle use of gleaming light, Lane is generally regarded as one of the finest 19th century practitioners of a style known as luminism. This tour takes visitors on a walk through downtown Gloucester to learn about sites that were part of Lane’s life as well as to look at some of the views Lane painted.

The Cape Ann Museum tells multiple stories, all relating to Cape Ann. Founded in 1873, the Museum’s collections represent the history of Cape Ann, its people, its industries, its art and culture. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit

The 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. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at

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