Marblehead Travel Guide

  • Sunrise from Marblehead Lighthouse.
    Sunrise from Marblehead Lighthouse.
    by paulscuba
  • Sunrise on Marblehead Harbor.
    Sunrise on Marblehead Harbor.
    by paulscuba
  • Seagull Inn
    by paulscuba

Marblehead Things to Do

  • Chandler Hovey Park/Marblehead...

    The parking lot does not open until later in the morning(9) and closes at 10 PM. However if you are staying on the Neck or have a bike you can easilywalk or ride into the park early in the morning. You have a nice view of the harbor and MarbleHead in one direction and the other direction the islands and open ocean. The lighthouse is metal frame...

  • Marblehead Harbor

    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.

  • Jeremiah Lee Mansion

    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...

  • Old Town House

    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...

  • Abbot Hall

    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...

  • Marblehead Neck Bird Sanctuary

    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.


Marblehead Hotels

  • Seagull Inn

    The owners of the home Ruth and Skip are friendly older couple. They have lived in the area for over...

  • Harborside House

    23 Gregory Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts, 01945, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Marblehead Inn

    264 Pleasant St, Marblehead, MA 01945

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Marblehead Restaurants

  • More good seafood

    As we had a restless 2 year old after a day out in Salem we tried a less conventional meal of appetizers. We had the clam chowder which was good but I like my cream based chowder a little thicker. Had plenty of clam though. We had the Lobster Mac and Cheese. Plenty of lobster claw meat in this dish. Fairly large serving for an appetizer. The fish...

  • Small and Cozy

    Restaurant is not very large and does not take reservations. It has a small outside deck of 2 seat tables you can sit at. We sat at a bar level table that faces the water which made it easier to handle a restless 2 yr old. As it was raining the outside seating though covered was not a good place to be. We had the baked haddock and baked Scallops....

  • Classic New England Breakfast

    This is New England. A comparatively tiny orange wooden shack open from 5:30 AM until 3 PM. Breakfast will run you $5, give or take a dollar or two. All sorts of New England stuff all over the walls and ceiling. You'll like the feel, no matter who you are. When I went, there was one waitress serving everyone, so the service wasn't the fastest even...


Marblehead Transportation

  • ForestqueenNYC's Profile Photo

    If You Don't Have A Car

    by ForestqueenNYC Written Aug 7, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The MBTA bus no. 441/442 runs from Haymarket (Orange or Green Line) to downtown Marblehead. During rush periods on weekdays, the no. 448/449 connects Marblehead to Downtown Crossing. The trip takes about an hour, and the one-way fare is $3.45.

    Related to:
    • Women's Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?


Marblehead Shopping

  • Kids Shopping

    This is not a large toy shop but they have a selection of less generic toys. You might find something there not in Toys R US. The lady at the counter was helpful as far as toy advice but also gave ideas of things for us to do with our little girl in Marblehead. There was also a childrens store across the street with other childrens toys and...

  • Second Hand Clothing

    large selection of used clothing. There are some items that are simply used stuff like books or dishes and jewelry. But women's clothing is the primary attraction. Some men's clothing also. Have not looked for children's clothing but I'm certain there is not much of that, unless you count smaller sizes of clothing for girls/women. as much or as...

  • Marblehead Hotels

    11 Hotels in Marblehead

Marblehead Local Customs

  • ymike2000's Profile Photo

    A little history...

    by ymike2000 Written Feb 16, 2003

    Marblehead was founded in 1629 by fisherman from Southeast England and the Channel Islands. Some Pilgrims and Puritans "defected" to Marblehead so they could fish on Sundays.

    Marblehead Harbor

    Was this review helpful?


Marblehead Warnings and Dangers

  • paulscuba's Profile Photo

    Limited Parking

    by paulscuba Written Jun 1, 2015

    Many of the lots are for local stores only. Also some street parking requires a special sticker so read the signs and make sure you aren't illegally parking. Get a local tourist map if you are staying in Marblehead, it will show the limited public parking areas you can use. If you are shopping in Marblehead, go early to avoid the parking pain.

    Was this review helpful?


Marblehead Tourist Traps

  • Fewf's Profile Photo

    Old Town Marblehead

    by Fewf Written Aug 6, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Old Town Marblehead is, as the name suggests, the old part of Marblehead. Many houses around here date back to the 18th century, and some to the 17th. Many have plaques on them stating the original owner and the year the house was built. A lot of people still live here and shop here, but the main drag--Washington St.--has in large part been converted to silly and overpriced little shops.

    Unique Suggestions: Look at the old houses and read the plaques. Visit Abbott Hall, the Old Town House, the churches.

    Fun Alternatives: Fort Sewall is just a short walk from here. You could also walk over to Gerry's Island.

    Was this review helpful?


Marblehead Off The Beaten Path

  • garridogal's Profile Photo

    THE Club to belong to in Marblehead?

    by garridogal Updated Oct 13, 2005

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Haven't you always wanted to belong to a Gut 'n Feathers Club? Well.... actually I haven't, but how could I resist getting a shot of this sign?

    Wonder if there's a Tar and Feather club too?

    So....which is it?
    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?


Instant Answers: Marblehead

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

16 travelers online now


Explore Deeper into Marblehead

View all Marblehead hotels

Map of Marblehead