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The oldest working artist's colony in the country.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

On Rocky Neck one can easily walk from one of many art galleries to the next, browsing all the while and taking in the scene. Each gallery has its own atmosphere and offerings, and one can see artists at work. Don't expect elegance. The houses...More

Thank marianc95
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

A National Register of Historic Places district and longtime artist's colony with interesting buildings overlooking the harbor. Don't miss the marine railway.

Thank Ticket2ride
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The docks have been rebuilt. The new studios smell fresh, like new wood and paint. The art is good, if you look closely and selectively. Some of the stuff is for tourists who want to spend a little and bring something colorful home. Lots of...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

So many amazing artist have everything from paintings to sculptures and pictures. Cool east coast items.

Thank mmd19691007
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

On this small slice of land on Gloucester Harbor is a staggering collection of artists and artisans. Streets are narrow and winding, so on foot is the best way to explore.

Thank MWitz
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We stayed close to the Rocky Neck so we were able to walk to gallery area. There are several galleries, a couple of restaraun/t bars, and an ice cream place. The strip is right on the water, so it is fun to see all the...More

Thank eggleg
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Rocky Neck Art Colony is a relatively small and very pretty street that is tourist shop after tourist shop. There is plenty of kitsch for those who want it. We were there on a Tuesday and the crowd was very manageable but during the weekends...More

Thank Bjdoliber
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Best spot on the Neck is the Rudder restaurant, harbor side dining, great food, excellent service. We were lucky enough to catch half price menu offerings which were truly full size, get the changa for desert, it is amazing! There are a few galleries, shops...More

Thank sharronsibley
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Many galleries line this pretty area. You can tour the galleries and stop for a nice meal along the way. If the weather isn't cooperating, this is a great activity.

1  Thank Eileen L
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

It is a stretch to call this an Art Colony, but it provides a great view of a little bay with ships and typical New England style homes along the shore line.

Thank RParks2013
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