Free guided walking tours begin in Dock Square at 10 a.m. and are held each Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through the last weekend in June; daily from the last week of June through Labor Day; and weekends through Harvestfest.
Discover the fascinating history of one America’s oldest art colonies on this free, 1 hour 15 minute guided tour of downtown Rockport. Hear the stories of our earliest residents, founders, revolutionaries and pioneering spirits while exploring our beautiful, seaside village.
From the tip of Bearskin Neck and the iconic Motif #1, to Rockport Music’s world-class Shalin Liu Performance Center with its stage overlooking the Atlantic, you’ll have a once in a lifetime experience in the seaside community of Rockport. Find out why international visitors make this a regular destination. Rockport’s Cultural District boasts over 40 artist galleries and studios, as well as cultural institutions like the Rockport Art Association, one of the oldest active art associations in the nation.
The Rockport Cultural District is a highly walkable area spanning 1.2 miles from end to end, and includes art galleries, artistic and performance venues, historic associations, inns, museums, churches, libraries, restaurants and merchants all within easy reach of the Commuter Rail Station.
Throughout the year, Rockport welcomes visitors with events for culture lovers and families, such as Motif #1 Day in May, The Rockport Chamber Music Festival in June, HarvestFest in October, Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting in December, New Year’s Rockport Eve, and First Fridays from May – October. No matter what time of year you visit Rockport, you will find world-class art, music, and culture to enjoy.
Walking tours are provided by the Rockport Cultural District.