Marblehead Things to Do

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    Jeremiah Lee Mansion

    by Fewf Written Aug 6, 2006

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    Jeremiah Lee--at his time one of the richest people in the state--had this mansion built for him in 1768. It basically hasn't changed since then. Pretty much everything there is the original. If you're a regular tourist, you'll appreciate how nice it looks. If you've got an eye for these kinds of things, you'll note the original hand-painted wallpaper, and the furniture by Boston, Salem and Marblehead craftsmen. See what else you can spot.

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    Old Town House

    by Fewf Written Aug 6, 2006

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    From the plaque:

    "Built by the citizens of Marblehead as the center for their town government, it is a rare example of a public building in continual use since colonial days. Its history is inseparable from the growth of this famous seaport and the evolution of the American revolution and the founding of the nation."

    The house was built in 1727. Have a look at all the old stuff within. Also, if you care to, check out the Marblehead police museum in the basement.

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    Abbot Hall

    by Fewf Updated Aug 4, 2006

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    This is the Town Hall. It's been around for a very long time, and is now in large part a museum, containing all kinds of relics from when Marblehead was a fishing town. It also contains the deed to Marblehead from the Nanepashemet tribe (1684). But it still operates as the Town Hall, and the selectmen still meet on the first floor. Hanging on the wall of the room where they meet is the original Spirit of '76.

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    Sewall Fort

    by garridogal Updated Jul 4, 2005

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    Lookout...

    Here's a shot of one the bunkers at the Sewall Fort. There's a beautiful Bed and Breakfast right next to it. You could stay there and experience a bit of Massachusetts history and enjoy the spectacular coastal view.

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    • Archeology
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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    Marblehead Harbor

    by Fewf Written Aug 26, 2006

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    The harbor, eh?  (This view from Seaside Park)

    Nice to look at. And great to sail from, if you have a friend with a yacht. And if you have a friend in Marblehead, that's likely to be the case.

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    Marblehead Neck Bird Sanctuary

    by Fewf Written Aug 4, 2006

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    Basically a nice little wooded area about which even many locals don't know. A lot of birds here, and a nice pond where you'll spot turtles if you watch carefully.

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    Beautiful Atlantic Coast

    by garridogal Updated Jul 4, 2005

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    Lovely to look at....

    Sure, New England water is for the most part, way to cold to actually enjoy swimming in. (For someone who grew up swimming off Long Island, at least!) But you can't deny how beautiful it is!

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

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