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Fort Sewall

Front Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
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What a view!

A historical location that has a gorgeous view and plenty of space to read or play with kids. A... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Riley B
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Massachusetts
Excellent Views

Fort Sewall offers wonderful views of the harbor. I was lucky enough to catch a rainbow here. A... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Erin M
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Worthington, Minnesota
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Front Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
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"marblehead harbor"
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"beautiful view"
in 9 reviews
"watch the sunrise"
in 5 reviews
"boats coming and going"
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"lovely spot"
in 3 reviews
"small public"
in 3 reviews
"bring your camera"
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"interesting history"
in 3 reviews
"old ironsides"
in 4 reviews
"revolutionary war"
in 6 reviews
"nearby islands"
in 3 reviews
"nice walk"
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"old town"
in 5 reviews
"open ocean"
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"marblehead neck"
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"benches"
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

A historical location that has a gorgeous view and plenty of space to read or play with kids. A stationary binocular stand will let you look out at the lighthouse for free.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Fort Sewall offers wonderful views of the harbor. I was lucky enough to catch a rainbow here. A great place to sit and watch the harbor traffic.

Thank Erin M
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Took a stroll through Fort Sewall during our trip to Marblehead. It's located right off a cute residential area. The excellent views of the harbor can be enjoyed sitting down on one of the many benches that dot the perimeter of the park. During the...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Whenever we visit Marblehead, we always take a walk to Fort Sewall. Some of the old fort remains, but it's really the views that make this a must-see place. In good weather, watching sailboats and motor boats sail in and out of the harbor is...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

There isn't much left of the fort but the location is fantastic. You get great views of the water around you. Bring a picnic and sit on a bench!

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Great views of the harbor, lighthouse and ocean. You can see all the boats and some houses on the Neck from here. Good place to watch the sunrise. Also a great place to play frisbee.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Interesting historical facts, spectacular view of the bay. Easy access, a close walk from the Inn. If you travel with your dog, a lot of locals take their pet there.

Thank Jean M
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

All of my Marblehead reviews start the same. Marblehead is like a wonderful little jewelry box. By foot, walking just a few blocks... By car, driving just a few miles... You can see and feel all of the jewlels. Ft. Sewall is a place you...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

My kids have always loved to hang out at Fort Sewall. We often take picnic lunches there. At low tide, the beach is also fun. Lots of critters in the water and rocks to climb. There are bathrooms, but they are not always open.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Fort Sewall sits on a small cliff at the mouth of Marblehead Harbor, across the harbor from the famous Corinthian Yacht Club. During the Revolutionary War, this harbor was important since the American ships could attack the British and then take off for the safety...More

1  Thank Paul T
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Ishani O
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Response from shivaya | Reviewed this property |
I think off-season on leash it's ok, but am mot sure. Across the street is Riverhead, where dogs seem to be allowed.
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