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“Marblehead,Mass.,A (slightly) Hidden Gem!”
Review of Marblehead Museum

Marblehead Museum
Ranked #7 of 27 things to do in Marblehead
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Owner description: The Marblehead Museum consists of three properties: The J.O.J. Frost Gallery & Carolyn Lynch Education Center, The Jeremiah Lee Mansion, and The Civil War & G.A.R. Museum. There is also a rotating exhibit in the main building at 170 Washington Street.
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Coming from Sydney, Australia on our first visit to Boston, we decided to stay at the Boston Yacht Club as a reciprocal 'sister" club to the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron (which also has nice accomodation available) even though Marblehead is some 45 minutes by bus to Wonderland and then Metro to the Boston city center. What a great choice that turned out to be ! Marblehead is the most delightful, old,character restored wooden weatherboard houses at every street corner.
: Signs on most of the dwellings inform you who was the original owner like "Captain James Smith,Whaler,1735" and so on. Its charm is everywhere and a stroll along the waterfront which hosts many seafood establishments, all with great character like The Landings or Buccaneers abound.
My wife was so taken with this remarkable and beautiful area that she now wants to come back again for a further stay and for at least a week...apart from the fact that Boston reeks with British and early American history,, we found Bostonians and Americans everywhere just seem to 'love" us Aussies!
I have to add that the Boston YC with its recently renovated bedrooms and en suites was a wonderful place to rest ourselves and made us most welcome. That's the advantage of being a member of some club which has affiliations abroad...

But if you are in this State sometime, do not miss seeing Marblehead and some of the other lovely areas like Salem and Providence too.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

The Marblehead Museum always has a great rotating exhibit regarding an aspect of Marblehead history in its front gallery on the first floor. Upstairs is the fantastic gallery of JOJ Frost paintings that are well worth the visit for children and adults alike. Across the street from the museum is the Jeremiah Lee Mansion, also run by the museum. The museum's website is www.marbleheadmuseum.org
FYI, Abbot Hall (with the Spirit of '76 painting) is up the street at 188 Washington Street--also well worth the visit while you're in the area.

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

its a very small museum , but a lot of stuff on marblehead history in here and the original painting of the spirit of 76 painting is here.

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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Abbott Hall serves as Marblehead's Town Hall. The Spirit of 76 painting hangs in the Selectman's Room, and there is no admission charge. While you will not spend a lot of time in the building, Marblehead is a very good walking town, and seeing the Spirit of 76 enhances a day of strolling.

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Although I sincerely want to visit here, I am from Marblehead, OHIO on the shores of Lake Erie. The light house photo on this site is from the oldest working light house on the Great Lakes in Marblehead, Ohio. Also a fun note. The " Spirit of '76" painting was painted by a painter about 50 miles Sotho of here in Wellington, OH which is about thirty miles from the birthplace of Thomas Edison in Milan, Ohio. Lots of history all over this fine country of ours. Thanks for your time.

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