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Gloucester Ma HarborWalk a free public access walkway and walking tour along Gloucester’s working waterfront and historic downtown district. Summer Cinema Series, Public Art and More.
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42 Stories To Explore

Self Guided Walking Tour

post-icons The HarborWalk’s self-guided walking tour is defined by 42 granite story posts, each highlighting an aspect of Gloucester’s history as a seaport, our rich culture and people, and how we are evolving in response to a modern, sustainable fishing industry.

Award Winning Video Tour

Using your mobile phone

Join local artist Ann Marie as she investigates Gloucester’s rich history and culture. ‘Walking Cinema: Posts From Gloucester’ includes opportunities for viewer participation from the HarborWalk path via the HarborWalk’s mobile App.  You can also watch the series go 6 videos at home via this website.

Free Outdoor Movies on the Waterfront

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SELF GUIDED WALKING TOUR

Forty-two locally-quarried granite posts bring Gloucester’s mariners, artists, innovators, and interesting characters to life. In addition to the heritage and culture of the working waterfront and downtown, you’ll get a glimpse of today’s vibrant and diverse community.

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1&2 STORY POST NAME & NUMBER

Story posts along the walk are numbered and named for the story introduced on the graphic attached to each post.  The stories presented are not in sequential order and you are to start your walk experience at any of the 43 story post locations.

3 RAISED ICON

Each marker displays a unique icon. These are slightly raised and may be used to take pencil or crayon impressions. See Hunt The Harborwalk Challenge for activity using the Raided Icon.

4 POSTCARD

Many Story Posts contain postcards that showcase Gloucester life and culture. Use your mobile phone to access the postcards through the ‘Walking Cinema’ app. Many contain local tips, places to visit, and special promotions.

5 STORY POST TOPIC

Each story post introduces a different aspect of Gloucester’s heritage and culture, giving you a glimpse of today’s vibrant and diverse community.

6 TIPS FOR EXPLORATION

The black band at the bottom of each marker suggests museums, points of interest and cultural institutions for further exploration.

7 QR CODE

At the bottom right corner of each story post panel you will find a QR Barcode that can be scanned with a mobile phone or tablet. HarborWalk QR codes provide access to additional multimedia content (video, audio and text) specific to each Story Post.

EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

VIEW ALL SCHEDULED EVENTS

Jul 8, 6:00pm

Summer Cinema Series Presents American Graffitti

65 Rogers Street, Gloucester MA 01930

Movie begins at dusk. Bring chairs & blankets. Food vendors onsite. #ghwalk

Jul 15, 6:00pm

Free Outdoor Movie "Ghostbusters"

65 Rogers Street, Gloucester MA 01930

Movie begins at dusk. Bring chairs & blankets. Food vendors onsite. #ghwalk

Jul 22, 6:00pm

Free Outdoor Movie "Big Hero 6"

Gloucester HarborWalk
Gloucester, MA  01930 Map

Movie begins at dusk. Bring chairs & blankets. Food vendors onsite. #ghwalk

Jul 29, 6:00pm

The Iron Giant

Gloucester HarborWalk
Gloucester, MA  01930 Map

Movie begins at dusk. Bring chairs & blankets. Food vendors onsite. #ghwalk

INTERACTIVE GUIDED VIDEO TOUR

6 award-winning interactive video segments to watch on the HarborWalk path.

The HarborWalk features an award-winning collection of 6 short, interactive videos highlighting Gloucester’s premier event, St. Peter’s Fiesta, and the heroic story of Howard Blackburn. Use your mobile phone to access these interactive videos by scanning the QR code on story posts with a Walking Cinema icon, or download the Walking Cinema mobile app on iTunes or Google Play stores.

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GENERAL WALK INFORMATION

HOURS & ADMISSION

Gloucester HarborWalk is always free and open. Take note that some areas of the HarborWalk may not be well lit at night and/or are within existing Gloucester park and public spaces that are open from dawn to dusk.

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Public Restrooms  (Open During Business Hours)

Cape Ann Brewery@ 11 Rogers St.

Latitude 43@ 25 Rogers St.

Gloucester House@ 63 Rogers St.

Fitz Henry Lane House: 8 Harbor Loop

Maritime Gloucester@ 23 Harbor Loop

Sawyer Free Library@ 2 Dale Ave.

Gloucester City Hall@ 9 Dale Ave.

Gloucester Police Station@ 197 Main St.

Rose Baker Senior Center@ 6 Manuel R. Lewis St.

WHERE TO EAT

There are many restaurants, cafes and pubs on Rogers Street and on Main Street where you can dine in or take out. Benches are sited along the HarborWalk so that you can take advantage of views. There are picnic tables by the Fitz Henry Lane House on Harbor Loop and barbeque pits at Stage Fort Park. at are open from dawn to dusk.

WIFI & MOBILE SERVICE

Mobile Service along the HarborWalk path The HarborWalk self-guided walking tours rely on mobile technology to deliver expanded content for your walk.  To access mobile content you will need an Apple iPhone or Android phone with an active mobile service plan and the ability to scan a QR code.  The HarborWalk mobile experience relies on a strong mobile signal.  For users without a mobile device, many of the mobile content and features are also available on this website.

QR CODES

Gloucester Harborwalk makes extensive use of QR barcodes to deliver content and information using your mobile phone or tablet. You will find a square QR code on each Story Post marker. After scanning the QR code with your phone, you will be automatically taken to a special web page with video and content relevant to your location. To use QR barcodes along the HarborWalk, you will need to download any free QR code scanning APP from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.

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DIRECTIONS & PARKING

By Car

From Boston, travel time is approx.1 hour. From I-95 North to Peabody, continue on Rte. 128 North to Gloucester.

By Train (MBTA Commuter Rail)

MBTA COMMUTER RAIL SCHEDULE

Bus Service on Cape Ann (CATA)

CATA CAPE ANN BUS SCHEDULE

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GLOUCESTER

The HarborWalk winds through Historic Downtown Gloucester where you will find shops, art galleries, museums, historic homes and a wide range of restaurant and food establishments serving everything from authentic Italian sandwiches and pastries to casually sophisticated dining – And of course the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste. Downtown Gloucester is also home to numerous whale watches, boat excursions, theatre, art house cinema, lectures, readings, exhibitions, a monthly summer block-party and an outdoor ‘Bazaar’ in August.

LINKS TO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Gloucester Tourism Website
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