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Friendship House

This charming, heated one-room schoolhouse has a view of scenic Gloucester Harbor, the nation's oldest fishing port. It is within walking distance of Stage Fort Park and is an excellent base for exploring historic Cape Ann. This property is available for troop and organization rentals, but does not host summer camp.



The one-room building features an indoor bathroom, a shower, electricity, heat, phone, mattresses, running water, tables and chairs, a kitchen with a refrigerator, a stove and limited other equipment, and a fire circle with picnic tables. Daytime and sleeping capacity is 20 people, and there is limited parking. It is available mid-April through mid-October.



GSEMA troop availability and pricing (effective 11/20/2017):
$100/night (4 PM-10 AM)
$45/day use block of time (11 AM-3 PM or 4 PM-8 PM)

Reserve this property online. If you require a paper form, please download GSEMA group site reservation form or non-profit site reservation form.

For all other event rental inquiries, including weddings, corporate events, and celebrations, please email



Address: 211 Western Avenue, Gloucester MA 01930
Take Route 128 to exit 14. Take a right off the ramp onto Route 133 East. Follow Route 133 East to the end. With the ocean in front of you, bear right onto Western Avenue. Friendship House is approximately ¾-mile ahead on your right.