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Fort Sewall

Front Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Marblehead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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West Covina, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The fort itself may not be much to look at, but the views from the fort are great! A nice place to walk after a good meal, especially if the weather is cool and crisp.

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Portland, OR
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43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

May be hard to find parking. Nice short stroll. You can actually dip into the ocean at the bottom of the short hill. Fort Sewall is a small fort with benches around the walk area. Very nice views over the harbor and the ocean.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We go here frequently. It's a beautiful view and a short walk into town. Go to the harbor as well. Bring your camera!

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Hamilton, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The park is fairly small but the views of surrounding Marblehead are amazing. The fort aspect how ever is not really there is is just a view iron doors in the side of a hill that led to a dungeon or something

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Shrewsbury
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was a nice small park that could be walked to once you park in Marblehead near the bay. It has placards depicting some of the history, plenty of benches for sitting and viewing the harbor and a small grassy area for a game of whiffleball or other sports.

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Loved seeing the Harbor all lit up on both sides for the 4th of July. Great live music was heard from Crocker Park and the fireworks could be seen from there as well!

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North Andover, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Just a wonderful place by the harbor to relax and smell the ocean breezes, watch the sailboats go by then saunter down to the harbor front Landing Restaurant for lunch or dinner.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you want to take a walk in history with the most stratigec fortress overlooking the ocean and harbor then come here. Tables and benches spread out for eating a lunch or relaxing oceanside. Has rest rooms and best of all it's free!. Lots of boats and atrest come here to paint the wonderful views.

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A small fort and "park". Very clean on the water so very picturesque. Definately visit if saying in Marblehead.

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West Chester, PA
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42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Amazing views of the ocean can be seen. One can only imagine how this fort operated during the Revolutionary war. Very picturesque and well kept.

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