I think I’ve written and told more people in the past that The Heritage Center along with a whale watch, a sail on the Thomas Lannon and stop at Cape Ann Museum are all must-do activities for any tourist as well as locals when in Gloucester MA. Here is an opportunity to get your whole family in to see all the cool stuff at the Heritage Center including the touch tanks, Geno’s Dory Shop which Marty highlighted yesterday, the Dive Locker, the exhibits, the docks, the list goes on and on.
Do yourself a favor and instead of getting pounded for $20 plus at the New England Aquarium per person plus parking or the over $10 per person at The Peabody Essex Museum spend a measly SIX DOLLARS for your whole family for an experience where you get to touch fish right down on the docks!
Here is some of the cool stuff you can see there-
Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery At Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
Getting pictures of stuff behind glass is a challenge, especially without a tripod and with funky lighting but this gives you a little glimpse of some of Gloucester’s fishing past which has been preserved and displayed here. You just gotta go check out the exhibit at The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center. These are original advertisement and packaging from Gorton’s back in the day. There’s just a ton to look at and discover here.
If you are looking for a Mother’s or Father’s day gift with a Gloucester flair, look no further than the GMHC gift shop. There are literally hundreds of Gloucester themed items for sale.
click on the picture to view the video-
Here is one of the many displays at the GMHC. Depicted is a schooner fisherman in a bosun’s chair. The Bosun’s Chair is what would get hoisted up to work on the rigging up on the huge schooner’s masts.
Click The picture to view the video which was filmed a couple of yeas ago-
Here students and visitors can touch marine life and get interactive. It’s a great way to bring kids that don’t have any interaction with marine life into the fold.
There are many interesting activities for children and families at the GMHC.