Directions by rail

The Old Sloop, officially the First Congregational Church of Rockport, is located at 12 School Street, Rockport, Massachusetts.  Rockport is served by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Newburyport/Rockport railway line.  Trains originate in Boston’s North Station and pass through a dozen communities before reaching Rockport at the end of the Rockport branch, taking 65 – 75 minutes.  A train schedule can be found here.

The Rockport train station is about a half mile from the church. To walk to the church, follow the “blue diamond” route: turn right on Railroad Avenue upon leaving the station, walk .2 miles to the “five corners” intersection, and turn slightly left onto Broadway. Walk .3 miles and turn left onto School Street (the Rockport Public Library is on the corner). The church is halfway down the block on the left.  The map below shows the route.

The Cape Ann Transportation Authority offers an inexpensive shuttle service between the train station and the downtown. See details of the shuttle service here.

Fisherman’s Taxi (978-283-1600) also offers local rides.