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Fort Sewall

Address: Front Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Marblehead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Parker, CO
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247 reviews 247 reviews
127 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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 reviews 19 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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White Plains, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This fort & rocky beach around the corner were frequent walk sites when we vacationed on Marblehead for a week in late August. The views are beautiful & ever changing with high & low tides. Just as importantly, the locals that live in Marblehead & come to the sea wall to see sun rise & set or just let their... More 

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Washington, Pa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very nice park with amazing history....you can see into the kitchen of the old fort....wish you could see the dungeon! Nice benches around to sit and watch the boats & water!

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