Marblehead Travel Guide

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    Old Town Marblehead
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Marblehead Things to Do

  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • Beautiful Atlantic Coast

    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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Marblehead Hotels

  • Harborside House

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Seagull Inn

    106 Harbor Ave., 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

  • 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...

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  • Great View, Food Leaves Alot To Be...

    This was really pretty awful food. How can you go wrong with mussels, really? But what an utter dissapointment. I am comparing them to my favorite restaurant in Forest Hills, NY, and that place isn't sitting on the water. But they are a hundred times better there. So don't order the mussels. Probably best to stick with a lobster roll if you want to...

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Marblehead Transportation

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    by ForestqueenNYC Written Aug 7, 2006

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    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.

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Marblehead Shopping

  • by kathywi Written Dec 13, 2005

    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.

    What to pay: as much or as little as you want. Shopping to find an inexpensive belt, for example, should set you back a buck or two.

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Marblehead Local Customs

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    Marblehead Harbor

    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.

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Marblehead Tourist Traps

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    by Fewf Written Aug 6, 2006

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    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.

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Marblehead Off The Beaten Path

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    So....which is it?

    by garridogal Updated Oct 13, 2005

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    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?

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