Outdoor walking tours offer socially-distanced way to learn about artists Edward Hopper and Fitz Henry Lane in Gloucester and the evolution of religious and spiritual life on Cape Ann

GLOUCESTER, MASS. (February 2021) – During the month of February, the Cape Ann Museum will offer three outdoor walking tours in downtown Gloucester. During a time of continued concerns around the spread of COVID-19, the 1½-hour tours 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 Hopper and 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.

Full descriptions of each tour and required online registration information can be found at capeannmuseum.org/events.

Tours are held rain or shine. All participants must wear face masks, and dogs are not allowed on the walks. Cost is $10 for CAM members and $20 for non-members, and it includes Museum admission. Advance online registration is required. Space is limited.

For more information about the Museum, its programs, exhibits, and collections, visit www.capeannmuseum.org.