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Discover Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House and Nearby Artist Colony
Join us for a private tour of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester, MA. To learn more about this fascinating home, please read below. After the tour we will be eating lunch in the Rocky Neck Art Colony and have time to browse some of the studios and galleries. This is the perfect trip for the lover of Art and Design!
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, a National Historic Landmark, was the summer home of one of America's first professional interior designers, Henry Davis Sleeper. Perched on a rock ledge overlooking Gloucester Harbor. Beauport was Sleepers retreat, backdrop for entertaining, and professional showcase, and an inspiration to all who visited. Enter a maze of rooms alternating between light and dark, decorated like stage sets evoking America's past based on a variety of themes.
After Sleeper's death, Beauport was purchased by the McCanns, who left it largely intact. Visit Beauport and see Sleeper's lifetime collection of curiosities, colored glass, folk art, china, and silhouettes in every nook and alcove. Each of the forty rooms is distinguished by a historical or literary figure, theme, color, shape, or object. No two rooms are the same, and each is more visually dazzling that the last. Get to know Sleeper, his housekeeper, Mary Wonson; his fascinating neighbors; and the house's many colorful guests.
When: Thursday, October 17th 10:15am-approximately 4pm.
Where: Meet at the Rec building at 10:15am
How much: $22, lunch at your own expense
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Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$22.00 Res, $22.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *
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