Annisquam is a small waterfront neighborhood located in the City of Gloucester located on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The name in a Native American language means "top of the rock". European settlers established the town in 1631, and it has granite quarries and an artist colony in the nineteenth century.
Primarily a residential area, Anniquam is popular as a summer resort because of its historic architecture and quietness. At the mouth of the Annisquam River on Ipswich Bay is Annisquam Harbor Light, perhaps the village's most historic edifice; it has been at the same site from 1801.