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Cape Pond Ice

104 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5042
+1 978-283-0174
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Knowledgeable tour and neat experience

The approx 1 hour Tour was very informative and covered the history of the company, how the ice... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
via mobile
Save your time and money

So disappointed, especially after reading the reviews. The tour started at 11 am, and by 11:17 we... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Amherst, Massachusetts
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Tours run daily in the summer: Monday - Saturday at 11am & 2pm and Sundays at 11am. $10/adult, $8/seniors & students, kids under 10 are free. Tours are about 45 minutes long. Sweatshirts are recommended (our icehouse is 28 degrees fahrenheit).
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  • Poor3%
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104 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5042
+1 978-283-0174
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The approx 1 hour Tour was very informative and covered the history of the company, how the ice was harvested then and manufactured now, as well as the different types of ice and techniques for producing it. The tour of the working factory was very...More

Thank Smiling-Matt
Reviewed 22 August 2017

So disappointed, especially after reading the reviews. The tour started at 11 am, and by 11:17 we sat in our car looking at each other in disbelief, we've been had. Let me preface this by saying my husband LOVES ice, "Ice is Civilization" is one...More

Thank H L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Cape Pond Ice Tour is a great way to spend a half hour especially on a hot day! The no frills tour shows you how the ice business was started and how it is still made today 189 years later.

Thank Sharsha19604
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This place in Gloucester is really a hidden gem. What a great story about this company, the friendly lady tour guide, sorry forget the name, showed us around and explained the history of ice making and told us about the company itself . Learned a...More

Thank Juf B
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I had no idea what to expect, and was more than pleasantly surprised. They made what would seem like a dull tour (ice?!) into a very fun and educational time. I absolutely recommend it.

Thank mdeluco
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Who would have thought this would be so fun and interesting We scooted in 5 minutes before the 2:00 tour and spent the next hour enjoying our guide and the history of this company If we had the kids we think they would have enjoyed...More

Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had a lot of fun on the tour and learning the connection between Cape Pond Ice and the movie The Perfect Storm. Who knew? Scott was so funny. It would have been fun if a ship had come to get ice while we were...More

Thank Lee369444
Reviewed 25 July 2016

It was wonderful learned so much from the visit. Never knew making a ice cube took so much work. People were very nice and they all work so well together that is nice to see too. Filling the fishing boat was very interesting to watch....More

1  Thank alefevre91
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Last week we brought five kids and four adults... Scott gave us a great tour with lots of stories -- and he did it while answering the phone, loading trucks, dispensing snow ice and selling t-shirts! This week we brought a different visitor and Leanna...More

1  Thank Ptolemy02
Reviewed 22 July 2016

My wife and I both enjoyed the tour and history of this working ice plant. LeeAnn, who led the tour was entertaining. This tour was on our list of things to do for a long time. We where sorry we hadn't done it sooner. Allow...More

1  Thank DavidS60745
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