Around Cape Ann

These Cape Ann attractions are within a 3-mile radius of The Colonial Inn.

Art Centers and Galleries

Rocky Neck Art Colony
An ocean-side artists colony, started over 200 years ago and said to be America’s oldest working art colony.

North Shore Art Association
Established 1922. Workshops, classes, lectures, auctions, exhibitions, May – October.

John Nesta Gallery

Goetemann Gallery

Gruppé Gallery

Anna Vojtech


Beauport Sleeper McCann House
Guided tours, May 15 – Oct 15, Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cape Ann Historical Museum
View artwork by some of Cape Ann’s most prestigious artists and sculptors. See fisheries/maritime and granite quarrying galleries.

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
The only working historic waterfront in the Northeast that combines a historic working marine railway, where wooden vessels are hauled and repaired, with a Gulf of Maine aquarium, vessels tracing the fishing history of Gloucester, ongoing construction of wooden boats, and educational exhibits and programs.

Boating Opportunities

The Thomas E. Lannon
Sail on the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon. Help the crew raise the sails or just relax and enjoy Gloucester’s scenic coastline. Perfect for private parties and functions.

Schooner Adventure
Walk the decks of 1926 Gloucester fishing schooner. Tours, Sunday breakfasts, educational/cultural programs.

Salty Dog Tours
Pick up the Salty Dog Ferry in Rocky Neck or at the Cripple Cove Dock in East Gloucester. Tour the harbor or schedule a private party. Call (978) 281-4673 for info.

7 Seas Whale Watch
Come cruise with us and visit with the whales and other amazing sea life. It is an experience of a life time.