GLOUCESTER'S FREE 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.

HOW TO USE THE STORY POSTS

1 & 2 STORY POST NAME & NUMBER

Granite story posts along the walk are named and numbered for the story introduced on the graphic attached to each post. The stories presented are not in sequential order, so you are welcome to start your walk at any of the 42 story post locations. Refer to our printed map for specific locations or topics. Additional information to accompany each story post can be forun on this website by clicking the icon in the upper right corner or the popup on the right side of each page that says “Explore Story Posts.”

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 Raised 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 heritageand 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.