Office of The Mayor
Welcome and thank you for visiting the City of Gloucester’s official website. We are dedicated to delivering high quality, efficient municipal services. Local government should be an open and responsive forum for residents, businesses, and visitors. This website is just one part of our effort to make City government more accessible for you.
As America’s oldest seaport, our authentic working waterfront highlights our maritime pride across our beaches, restaurants, museums, historical attractions and the oldest working art colony in North America. A place to see, feel, and taste history, Gloucester’s mix of beauty, fun, and character have drawn fans for over four hundred years.
While visiting, you can sail on Gloucester’s historic schooners and dine at wonderful bistros featuring the freshest fish and local fare. Enjoy the excitement of a nautical excursion – Gloucester provides some of the best whale watching in the world! Whether you are interested in fishing, hiking, swimming, or any other recreational activity, our spectacular beauty complements any adventure.
The heart of Gloucester beats vibrantly downtown with an eclectic mix of shops, cafes, and galleries – even an interactive self-guided harborwalk tour, which celebrates Gloucester’s most remarkable stories.
Our wonderful people are resilient, hardworking, creative and endearing. We love life here in Gloucester - and when you visit this genuine destination, we are confident you’ll love it too!
Mayor Greg Verga