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Through the generosity of the Friends of the Library, the library has passes available to several museums in the Greater Boston area. Passes are reserved on a first-come, first served basis. Families are limited to one museum pass per day.

How to Use the Passes

Call the Rockport Public Library at 978-546-6934 or stop by the circulation desk to reserve a pass. Tell the librarian the exact date that you plan to go to the museum. She will ask for your name and telephone number and will tell you when you may pick up the pass.

You need to bring your library card with you in order to borrow a pass. For all museums except the Cabot House Museum in Beverly, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), and the Museum of Science in Boston, the pass will be checked out to you for 24 hours. You will be asked to return it in our book drop at the end of your trip to the museum. There is a $1.00 per day fine for passes that are not returned on time. The passes to the Cabot House, MFA, and the Museum of Science are not returnable.

To make the passes available to as many people as possible, we cannot check out more than one museum pass to a person at one time. When you return one pass, you may borrow another.

Participating Museums

Cabot House Museum

117 Cabot Street, Beverly · 978-922-1186
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10:00-4:00
Wednesday: 1:00-9:00
Closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays
Library pass: Admits 1 person for tour
Price with pass: Free

Cape Ann Historical Museum
27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester · 978-283-0455
Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00-5:00; Sunday: 1:00-4:00
Closed Mondays, major holidays and for the Month of February
Library pass: Admits 2 people
Price with pass: Free

Historic New England

Including:
Beauport, The Sleeper-McCann House
75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester · 978-283-0800
Hours:  June 1-September 12, Monday through Friday
Tours at 10:00, 11:00, noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00

Cogswells Grant, c. 1730
60 Spring Street, Essex · 978-768-3632
Hours: June 1-October 15, Wednesday through Sunday
Tours at 11:00, noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00

Coffin House, c. 1678
14 High Road, Route 1A, Newbury · 978-462-2634
Hours:  June 1-October 15, Wednesday through Sunday
Tours at 11:00, noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00

Spencer-Peirce, Little Farm
5 Littles Lane, Newbury · 978-462-2634
Hours:  June 1-October 15, Fridays through Sundays: 11:00-5:00
Library pass: Admits 2 adults & children
Price with pass: Free  

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 The Fenway, Boston · 617-566-1401
Hours:  Wednesday - Monday: 11:00-5:00
Closed Tuesdays and July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Weekday pass admits 4 people; Weekend and holiday passes admits 2 people
Price with pass: $5.00 per person

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston · 617-267-9300
Hours:  Open 7 Days a Week
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00-4:45
Wednesda, Thursday, Friday, 10:00-9:45
Closed Jan. 1, Patriot's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Library pass: Admits 2 people
Price with pass: $10.00 per person
Upgrade to special exhibit ticket for additional $7.00 per person

Museum of Science

Science Park, Boston · 617-723-2500
Hours:  Saturday-Thursday, 9:00-5:00
Friday, 9:00-9:00
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas
Library pass: Admits 4 people to exhibit halls only.
Price with pass: $7.00 per person

Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, Salem · 978-745-9500
Hours:  Open Tuesday-Sunday and Monday holidays, 10:00-5:00
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day
Library pass: Admits 2 people
Price with pass: $5.00; Chinese house admission: $5.00 

Sandy Bay Historical Society Sewell-Scripture Museum

40 King Street, Rockport  978-546-2432
Hours:  Museum: Mon-Sat, 2:00-5:00 mid-June thru mid-Sept. and by appointment
Research Library:  Mondays year-round, 9:00-1:00 except major holidays 
Library pass admits 2 people to the Research Library.
Price with pass: Free

Sargent House Museum

49 Middle Street, Gloucester · 978-281-2432
Hours:  Open Fri.-Sun., noon-4:00, Memorial Day to Columbus Day
Library pass: Admits 2 people
Price with pass: Free

USS Constitution Museum

Bldg.22, Charlestown Navy Yard - 617-426-1812
Hours:  Open daily, 9:00-6:00, April 1 through October 31
Open daily, 10:00-5:00, November 1 through March 31
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day
Library pass:  Admits 9 people
Price with pass:  Free!
 
Please Note:  The USS Constitution Museum and the Ship are operated seperately and do not share the same hours of operation.  Security procedures are required to visit the Ship, but not the museum.  April 1-Oct. 31, the ship is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00-4:00.  Nov. 1-March 31, the ship is open Thursday through Sunday, 10:00-4:00.




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