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Fort Sewall

Address: Front Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Marblehead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great ocean breeze and fabulous concers and events. Annual Arts Festival site and cool for 4th July fireworks

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Has a nice area to walk around and sit on a bench and take in the view from a 360 degree view. Plenty of interesting forts there to look at a plenty of room for the kids and dogs to run around.

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Parker, CO
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131 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I would have liked to have spent more time here, but we had just finished dinner, and stopped here for the view and a bit of walk...in the rain, in the dark.... was beautiful even then with the waves crashing on the rocks and the lights across the way....can't wait to go back!!!

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The view was very nice. A small but accessible park with a few benches. A great 270 degree view of the water that was just outstanding. The fort itself was very neat to see.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Needs to be restored - interesting and would be well worth it! More info about the place on site would be great.

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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I enjoy finding the old forts and anything historical so I thought this was a cool spot ... Got some great photos.... To bad you can't get inside though .... If you're a history buff check it out!! .....

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Derby, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Not large, but an interesting place to visit, with an historical perspective and a beautiful spot to sit and look at the bay

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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Marblehead is one of five places that lay claim to being the birth place of the Navy. Fort Sewall, formerly an armed fort owned by the United States and used to defend against British invaders, is now a beautiful park in Marblehead with magnificent views of the Harbor.

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Fort Sewall is history--and to stand and watch the sun rise over the ocean was spectacular. A quiet walk, a place to sit, to think about the early history of our country, to watch the joggers and walkers or to chat with a local--great site.

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Ponce Inlet, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great story. Check it out when you get there. The fort protected the USS Constitution from the British fleet. Old Ironsides still returns to Marblehead on it's mandatory voyages.

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