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All of my Marblehead reviews start the same. Marblehead is like a wonderful little jewelry box. By... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Clifton, VA
Worth The Visit when in Marblehead

We happened upon a fantastic docent the day we visited Abbott Hall. His overview of the history... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Bristol, Rhode Island
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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. I'll preface further comments by saying...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We happened upon a fantastic docent the day we visited Abbott Hall. His overview of the history was wonderfully interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend that anyone who visits Marblehead, stop by for a tour of this museum.

Thank Pa55w
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We spent an hour at the maritime museum. There is a great range of exhibits and an amazing amount of information about Marbleheads Naval History. The video of the USS Constitution arriving at Marblehead in 1997 was extremely moving. A fascinating exhibit. Can't believe it's...More

Thank KP11347
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Abbott Hall Maritime Museum houses one of the best historical collections of Naval memorabilia that exists. I could have spent many more hours perusing the treasures I have only seen photographs of, & I will definitely return. I am thankful for the generations of proud...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 2 February 2017

In a few hundred square feet, this little museum packs an enormous amount of history in an incredibly well organized viewing set up. Every cabinet or drawer opens to a display of Marblehead's ties to major U.S. history moments. You will learn a lot in...More

Thank Elko11
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Abbott Hall is the heart of Marblehead and US Navy history. Don't miss it. The original "Spirit of '76" painting lives here, along with great information about the role of Marblehead sailors during the American Revolution.

Thank allezgently
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The original painting of the Spirit of 1776 hangs in Abbot Hall. Also Marblehead is the birthplace of the American Navy.

Thank koliver7
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We enjoyed the museum on the first and lower floors, seeing the original photography of the small destroyer named after Marblehead, and several antiques nautical items

Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It goes without saying that the giant painting titled The Spirit of 76 was very impressive. It is under glass now after a person felt the need to try to ruin it in an anti war protest, but thankfully a police officer on duty prevented...More

Thank James I
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The Maritime exhibits were very interesting and the building itself with it's unique architecture was something to see. But, we stood in awe in front of The Sprit of '76. We have seen it hundreds of times in books and photos, but to stand right...More

Thank Bob T
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