Group Tours at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House (1907)

An interior designer’s eclectic seaside retreat

A National Historic Landmark

Enter a maze of rooms alternating between light and dark, decorated like stage sets evoking America’s past based on a variety of themes. Explore a bright apple green bedroom with lush jungle-like wallpaper, an early American kitchen awaiting a crowd of guests, a breathtaking green-and-white dining room overlooking Gloucester Harbor, and a round book tower built around quirky wooden curtains.

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, was the summer home of Henry Davis Sleeper, one of America’s first professional interior designers.

75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.

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Beauport Photo Shoot with E.Roth

Specialty Tours

We are happy to work with you to customize your experience.

  • Guided House Tour: Enjoy an approximately one hour guided tour; please allow one and a half hours for your visit.
  • Guided Landscape Tour: After touring the house, learn about the restored Arts and Crafts-style landscape that includes intimate garden rooms and dramatic views of the harbor.
  • Nooks and Crannies: This in-depth, two-hour behind-the-scenes tour of Henry Davis Sleeper’s summer retreat allows plenty of time to explore each room, including passageways, closets, and other spaces not usually open to the public. Guides highlight their favorite objects and share stories about Sleeper, his friends, and staff.

  • Beauport Pride Tour: Beauport tells the story of a gay man in the early twentieth century. On this house tour learn additional research about Sleeper’s family and friends, and hear readings from diaries and letters written by Sleeper and his social circle.
  • Twilight Tour: Take a leisurely private evening tour of Beauport and watch lamplight and reflections from the water create magical effects inside the house.
  • Terrace Reception: For a truly exclusive Beauport experience, conclude any private, group, or specialty tour with a wine reception on the terrace. Pricing and availability upon request.

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