Inspiring Discovery * Embracing History  

Exploring Science * Living Stewardship

Maritime Gloucester has been celebrating the history of our maritime culture for over 15 years. Teaching and inspiring environmental stewardship for the next generation, focusing on marine science and maritime heritage. As we invest in the future of our oceans, we ask that you invest in Maritime Gloucester with a donation.

Each year, more than 5,000 students and educators visit Maritime Gloucester, taking part in educational programming and historical maritime activities on our working waterfront, in our Sea Pocket Aquarium, and learning classrooms. The ocean covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and is the home of the majority of Earth’s living creatures. These young stewards of our oceans will be leaders for tomorrow’s challenges in protecting our natural world.

Your gift will help us continue to keep our doors open, keep our museum and aquarium running and allow us to expand our educational programming. Your generosity allows Maritime Gloucester to thrive and continue momentum as we fulfill our mission to inspire students and visitors to value marine science, maritime heritage, and environmental stewardship. 

“I can’t emphasize enough the importance of Maritime Gloucester to my marine science program. It allows me as an educator to provide my students with a connection between the classroom and a real life application in the field of marine science. -Eric Sabo, Rockport High School Science Teacher

Visitors from near and far visit Maritime Gloucester to learn about the oldest seaport in America and our living shorelines. This past year, over 60,000 visitors came to our exhibits, walked the Harriet Webster Pier, and sailed aboard the Ardelle. Our seasonal classes, workshops and lectures continue throughout the change of seasons – making us a full season resource in our community.

“The hands-on learning and exploring that takes place at Maritime Gloucester is invaluable to our students.  It cannot be duplicated in a classroom.  -P. Harrington, Grade 3 teacher, West Parish School, Gloucester

Please consider making a gift to Maritime Gloucester. We count on the generosity of people like you to help support us. If you have already given – thank you for your support!

To give to Maritime Gloucester, please complete the form below using a credit card on our secure site, or mail a check to:

Maritime Gloucester

23 Harbor Loop

Gloucester, MA 01930

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Michael De Koster at, and thank you.

Maritime Gloucester is a 501(c)(3) organization; your contribution is fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive an acknowledgement letter to that effect upon receipt of your gift.


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Phone:   978-281-0470

Address:   23 Harbor Loop,

                  Gloucester MA 01930

Registered Charity:   04-3480870

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