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Motif Number 1

Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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Well worth the visit!

Rockport is one of our favorite places to visit. One of the things that make this town so charming... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stoneham, Massachusetts
Fun and lively

Happy accident we came this weekend to Rockport. Lots to do for kids if you have them and a nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Patricia R
Northampton, Massachusetts
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“new england” (29 reviews)
“red building” (7 reviews)
Bradley Wharf, Rockport, MA 01966
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Rockport is one of our favorite places to visit. One of the things that make this town so charming is Motif Number 1. It is such a special landmark. We still enjoy the framed photograph that we purchased of it many years ago

Thank bcnett
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Happy accident we came this weekend to Rockport. Lots to do for kids if you have them and a nice festive atmosphere.

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have taken many photos and actually painted an oil painting of this interesting structure. I have heard that many artists do. Located in a very congested area but well worth the visit. Very historical.

Thank 447charlenes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm there right now and have photographed it. I saw no need to paint it, though, since it is already painted a nice red.

1  Thank Bob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can be hard to get the perfect picture but so fun to see and say you've been. There is a loading dock across from it that allows for a better picture.

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Rockport you must see Motif number 1. It's a replica to the original as the original was destroyed in the blizzard of 1978. Its known as the "most often painted building in America.

2  Thank Dartravelgirl
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It's unfortunate that this landmark seems to be considered overrated, because it's really something to see. Yes it's been photographed/painted etc countless times, but don't let that discourage you from visiting. Rockport is such a perfect little New England town, and Motif 1 sets the...More

1  Thank alissa216
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Visited Motif No. 1 on an unusually warm winter day. The sunlight and colorful boats in the harbor added to its picturesque qualities! (Parking is much easier in the winter, too!)

Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This awesome icon of Massachusetts, Cape Ann, and Rockport was featured in "The Proposal" directed by Anne Fletcher and starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Shame on you Anne for taking such an iconic part of Massachusetts and dropping into a movie set in Alaska....More

Thank rand99
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I could not wait to get back and paint this! Everyone else has! The village has so many different types of art representing this little gem in the heart of Rockport/Bearksin Neck. You will never see it the same way twice.

Thank NLseafan
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Wrote a review, guess I lost it when asking for new password
9 September 2016|
Response from jack M | Reviewed this property |
What's the question? I don't have it.