Directions by road

The Old Sloop, officially The First Congregational Church of Rockport, is located at 12 School Street, Rockport, Massachusetts.  A map is below.  To get driving directions, click on the marker for First Congregational Church, click View in Google Maps, and click Directions.

The church has only a very small parking area that is reserved for performers.

There is paid parking on School Street, Main Street, Broadway, and other downtown streets. Parking costs $1.00 per hour except on Beach Street, which costs $2.00 per hour. There is a 4 hour maximum.  Meters are enforced 10am to 6pm 7 days a week, including holidays. The kiosks accept credit cards and quarters. See details here. Rockport is a popular destination for visitors, and the paid spaces are almost always occupied when the weather is good.

There is free parking on the streets just out of the downtown area on School Street, Main Street, High Street, and others. Many of these spaces are a short walk from the church. These spaces are also in high demand during tourist season.

There is parking for Rockport residents on T Wharf and in the lot near Town Hall just off Broadway, both of which are a short walk from the church. Do not park in resident-only areas unless your car bears a Rockport parking sticker. The Rockport police are zealous about defending resident-only parking.

Rockport offers a Park ‘n Ride service during the summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day). The Park ‘n Ride lot is adjacent to the transfer station on upper Main Street, about a mile from the downtown. Parking is free, and the Cape Ann Transportation Authority offers an inexpensive shuttle service between the Park ‘n Ride lot and the downtown. See details of the shuttle service here.