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Motif Number 1

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Address: Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966

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Rockport is one of our favorite places to visit. One of the things that make this town so charming is Motif Number 1. It is such a special landmark. We still enjoy the framed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stoneham, Massachusetts
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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rockport is one of our favorite places to visit. One of the things that make this town so charming is Motif Number 1. It is such a special landmark. We still enjoy the framed photograph that we purchased of it many years ago

Thank bcnett
Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Happy accident we came this weekend to Rockport. Lots to do for kids if you have them and a nice festive atmosphere.

Thank Patricia R
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have taken many photos and actually painted an oil painting of this interesting structure. I have heard that many artists do. Located in a very congested area but well worth the visit. Very historical.

Thank 447charlenes
Washington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm there right now and have photographed it. I saw no need to paint it, though, since it is already painted a nice red.

1 Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can be hard to get the perfect picture but so fun to see and say you've been. There is a loading dock across from it that allows for a better picture.

Thank Amy N
Yucaipa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Rockport you must see Motif number 1. It's a replica to the original as the original was destroyed in the blizzard of 1978. Its known as the "most often painted building in America.

2 Thank Dartravelgirl
Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

It's unfortunate that this landmark seems to be considered overrated, because it's really something to see. Yes it's been photographed/painted etc countless times, but don't let that discourage you from visiting. Rockport is such a perfect little New England town, and Motif 1 sets the mood and makes ya happy!

1 Thank alissa216
S. Natick, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Visited Motif No. 1 on an unusually warm winter day. The sunlight and colorful boats in the harbor added to its picturesque qualities! (Parking is much easier in the winter, too!)

Thank Callisto S
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This awesome icon of Massachusetts, Cape Ann, and Rockport was featured in "The Proposal" directed by Anne Fletcher and starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Shame on you Anne for taking such an iconic part of Massachusetts and dropping into a movie set in Alaska. Did you think we wouldn't notice? It looked ridiculous. If you are travelling, come and... More 

Thank rand99
Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I could not wait to get back and paint this! Everyone else has! The village has so many different types of art representing this little gem in the heart of Rockport/Bearksin Neck. You will never see it the same way twice.

Thank NLseafan

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