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Cape Pond Ice

104 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5042
+1 978-283-0174
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Still Cool 169 years later!

Cape Pond Ice Tour is a great way to spend a half hour especially on a hot day! The no frills tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reading, Pennsylvania

This place in Gloucester is really a hidden gem. What a great story about this company, the... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Juf B
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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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“ice making” (5 reviews)
“ice plant” (2 reviews)
“tour guide” (4 reviews)
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104 Commercial St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5042
+1 978-283-0174

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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.

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

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

Thank Lee369444
Reviewed 24 July 2016

It was wonderful learned so much from the visit. Never knew making a ice cube took so much work. People were very nice and they all work so well together that is nice to see too. Filling the fishing boat was very interesting to watch....More

1  Thank alefevre91
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Last week we brought five kids and four adults... Scott gave us a great tour with lots of stories -- and he did it while answering the phone, loading trucks, dispensing snow ice and selling t-shirts! This week we brought a different visitor and Leanna...More

1  Thank Ptolemy02
Reviewed 22 July 2016

My wife and I both enjoyed the tour and history of this working ice plant. LeeAnn, who led the tour was entertaining. This tour was on our list of things to do for a long time. We where sorry we hadn't done it sooner. Allow...More

1  Thank DavidS60745
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This place is amazing! We had family with us and had a wonderful Tour Guide named LeAnnne! Video first to tell the history and mention about "The Perfect Storm" movie. Brought the wrong jacket with me and braved the huge freezer for a 15 minute...More

1  Thank oceancitylover
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Another great day in Gloucester. Learned the history of the ice business PLUS a lot of other tidbits of the harbor. Great thing to do on a HOT day and be with the cool guys!! Great selection of stuff to buy and had all sizes.

5  Thank 2013TravelinFool
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