Free Icehouse Tours next two weekends for Essex National Heritage Area Trails & Sails

Cape Pond Ice Company, 104 Commercial Street, Gloucester, on the Fort, is pleased to offer free Historic Icehouse tours over the next two weekends, in partnership with Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails & Sails.


Free Historic Icehouse tours at Cape Pond Ice offered over the next two weekends, September 16, 17 & 18, and September 23, 24 & 25:  Fridays at 2pm, Saturdays at 11 am & 1 pm, and Sundays at 11 am.

Chill with the coolest guys in town!  Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester’s fleet since 1848.  We were featured in Sebastian Junger’s account of The Perfect Storm.  Tours highlight the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in our historic Icehouse on Gloucester’s working waterfront.

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