Date: March 06, 2021 to May 29, 2021
Where: Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street,, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, 01930
Event Type: Other
Ticket Price: N/A
The Cape Ann Museum is continuing its popular outdoor walking tours during the off-season winter months through May. During a time of continued concerns around the spread of COVID-19, the 1½-hour tours in downtown Gloucester offer participants a safe and engaging way to learn about the rich history of Cape Ann. Each tour is led by a knowledgeable Museum docent who will guide participants along a route through the city focusing on the chosen topic. Cape Ann's storied light, its natural beauty, and its rich cultural history had a significant impact on the many American artists who worked or lived on Cape Ann. On the Edward Hopper and Fitz Henry Lane tours, participants will visit places and observe the same views of the harbor, beaches, homes, and churches that each artist translated into remarkable works of art. The "Evolution of Spiritual Communities" tour covers sites related to the religious and spiritual life of European settlers on Cape Ann over its 400-year history. The "Bones of Homes" walking tour explores the city's architectural styles and history, and a new tour, focusing on "The Fort" section of the city is also planned. Tours are continually updated and added on the Cape Ann Museum's website.