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Cape Pond Ice

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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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104 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5042
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I can't think of anywhere else one could visit a waterfront business with an interesting history like this. The owner, Scott, is an excellent tour guide who did a good job including the kids who were on the tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank harpsichord2016
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Don’t set your expectations too high though. If you are a Perfect Storm fan you’ll like their connection to the movie and need some souvenirs. There website is exceptional. You will see briefly where they make the ice and if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stoltes
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Ali was such a nice sweet girl, but a tour guide she is not. She knew a few things but as far as answering any questions from the group, she couldn't. Everyone kind of looked at each other in disbelief. She is not doing anything...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Smiling-Matt
Reviewed 21 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank H L
Reviewed 19 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank mdeluco
Reviewed 17 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

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Melissa T
Reviewed 16 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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