Welcome to the GPS-enabled professionally-narrated offline driving tour of Cape Ann in Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts! Enjoy the vistas, beaches, and natural beauty of this quintessential New England coastline at your own pace. Visit the famous Fisherman's Memorial, beautiful Beauport, and the scenic Harborwalk, all while diving into the stories of Massachusetts of days past. The roundtrip tour through Gloucester and Rockport also visits Fort Point, Eastern Point Lighthouse, Bearskin Neck, Halibut Point State Park, and more.
Are you ready to turn your phone into a personal tour guide? This app offers a fully-guided experience - just like a local giving you a personalized, turn-by-turn tour of Cape Ann.
Scenic Cape Ann:
Explore Rockport and Gloucester’s Cape Ann Ocean Drive. This scenic driving tour uncovers beautiful rocky beaches, quaint colonial architecture, and the historic & tragic tale of the Perfect Storm.
Explore all that Cape Ann has to offer:
■ Welcome to Cape Ann
■ Walk to Scenic Views
■ Tablet Rock at Stage Fort Park
■ Fishermen’s Wives Memorial
■ Blynman Canal Bridge
■ Fisherman’s Memorial (Man at the Wheel)
■ The Perfect Storm
■ Gloucester HarborWalk
■ Museums, Boats on Wheels, & More!
■ Cape Ann Whale Watch
■ Rocky Neck Art Colony
■ Niles Beach
■ Salt Marsh
■ Eastern Point Lighthouse
■ Seine Field (Greenbelt)
■ Good Harbor Beach
■ Pebble Beach
■ Thacher Island
■ Hatchet Hannah’s Dry Town
■ Regional History
■ Motif #1
■ Bearskin Neck
■ The Blizzard of 1978
■ Front Beach
■ Granite Pier
■ Pigeon Cove and the October Gale
■ Cathedral Rocks
■ The Witch House
■ Halibut Point State Park
■ Harvey Reservation
■ Plum Cove Beach
■ Annisquam Lighthouse
■ Goose Cove Reservation
■ Plays automatically
The app knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays audio automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice. Simply follow the GPS map & the routing line.
■ Fascinating stories
Be immersed in an engaging, accurate, and entertaining story about each point of interest. The stories are professionally narrated and prepared by local guides. Most stops also have additional stories that you can optionally choose to hear.
■ Works offline
No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while taking the tour. Download over Wi-Fi/Data Network before your tour.
■ Freedom of travel
Explore on your own time, at your own pace, and with the flexibility to linger at stops that interest you. You have total freedom to skip ahead, stop and restart, and take as many photos as you’d like.
■ Award-winning platform
The app developers received the famous “Laurel Award” from the Newport Mansions, who use it for over a million tours/year.
FREE DEMO vs FULL ACCESS:
Check out the totally free demo to get an idea of what this tour is all about. If you like it, purchase the tour to get full access to all of the stories.
■ Download ahead of time, over data or WiFi.
■ Be sure the phone battery is fully charged, or take an external battery pack.
NEW TOURS ADDED!
■ Walking Boston’s Freedom Trail:
As you walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes, re-live the battles for American Independence and learn about the historic events that transpired there!
■ Harvard Square:
This self-guided walking tour dives into Harvard’s past, it’s beautiful architecture, and it’s famous alumni (and their dorms)!
■ Harborwalk Tea Party:
See the site of the infamous Boston Tea Party while learning about colonial tea smugglers, Parliament’s angry response, and the historic events that led to the Revolutionary War for American Independence.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app uses your location service and GPS tracking feature to allow real-time tracking of your route.
Supports AirPods Control.
New tours added.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great for (somewhat) locals too
As someone who has been to Rockport many, many times, I still found this an enjoyable and useful addition. You start the drive at the Visitor Center and follow the coast in a circular fashion until you are (almost) back at the start. As you drive, you hear different “pins” - points of interest. These tell you about the history of the region, or some interesting thing that happened there, or about some beaches nearby. The pleasant voice and compelling stories make the whole drive quite enjoyable. If you have any kids, it’ll keep them entertained, which is a huge benefit!
Developer Response ,
We're so glad you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for the review!
Helpful little App
We spend an enjoyable afternoon driving from Gloucester, MA to Rockport and back. We used the App and it told us little stories and tut bits. It pointed out where we might wish to stop or suggested a walk to a point of interest.
Definitely added value to our trip and we came back after having learnt something new. For less than $5, it’s a bargain!
In-App PurchasesSee All
- Historic Day Trips- Sarla Shah
- 38.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Historic Day Trips
- In-App Purchases
- Cape Ann Tour Guide App $1.99
- Freedom Trail Boston Tour $1.99
- Newport Scenic Self Drive Tour $1.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.