About the Gloucester HarborWalk

Free Self-Guided Walking Tour since 2012

Discover the enchanting world of Gloucester HarborWalk, a free, public-access walkway that takes you on a captivating journey through Gloucester's bustling working waterfront and historic downtown district. This self-guided walking tour unfolds across 42 granite story posts, each unraveling a unique tale of the city's rich heritage and vibrant culture.

What Gloucester Offers

As you meander from one post to another, indulge in special exhibits, exciting events, mesmerizing public art, lush gardens, and breathtaking scenic views. Enhance your experience further with engaging content available right at your fingertips via your mobile phone. Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Gloucester and let the HarborWalk illuminate the fascinating stories that make this maritime town genuinely unforgettable.

Year Gloucester Founded

Year HarborWalk Completed

HarborWalk Path Length

Self-Guided Granite Story Posts

Why People Love Our Harbor Walk

Learn why Gloucester visitors just like you love this captivating journey through the town’s maritime history and vibrant culture. During the free self-guided HarborWalk tour, you’ll explore 42 granite story posts, mesmerizing public art, lush gardens, and breathtaking views while accessing engaging stories on your mobile phone.

The epitome of a fishing community is on display here, with the lobster and fishing boats unloading their goods onto the docks right behind the restaurants who will serve the fresh seafood that day. Great history, interesting museums to visit, and a great place to take a relaxing stroll!

– Megan Stewart

This is a nice place to walk and learn about the history of this quaint fishing village. Anyone who loves Gloucester should stop by and read these marvelous signs and bask in the rich historic seapoy that is Gloucester. Tourists and locals alike will enjoy this picturesque scenery.

– Patrick Brown

Gloucester, truly is a beautiful town with a great deal of history. You can legit, feel the history in this town. From the beaches to the bars, it's a nostalgic feeling that leaves you wanting more!

– Heidi Alissa