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Fort Sewall

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Address: Front Street, Marblehead, MA 01945
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Beautiful Views from Historic Fort

Walk along the harbor in Marblehead and you will come to Fort Sewall. It's been built and rebuilt many times since it was first constructed in the 1600's. Many park benches and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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ANDOVER
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walk along the harbor in Marblehead and you will come to Fort Sewall. It's been built and rebuilt many times since it was first constructed in the 1600's. Many park benches and a few historical plaques. The bathrooms were is such bad shape my wife went in and came right back out. They need attention.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking up to and along the sea walls to see endless views of the harbor and beyond is amazing. Last evening following a brief rain shower, a large rainbow arched against the harbor entrance. From the further east point, I could see six lighthouses mirrored against the twilight sky. Very safe, other walkers - some accompanied by their dogs.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the western side of Marblehead this fort and grounds was a great place to walk to and sit and just chill out. With great views over the bay there was always something to watch, a nice number of seats and toilets were close at hand.

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Thank PlymouthSteamer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the view! Definitely make sure to visit here if in the area. Great place for a picnic.

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Delanson
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish that there were warning signs that you cannot drive into the park. I was following GPS when I discovered that the road I turned into for the Fort was blocked. There should be a sign stating that you need to park in the lot and walk up to the park.

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Hunter, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must-do stop when visiting Marblehead. The views are fantastic, the picnic area and walking paths are free, and there is parking available, though limited.

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Thank bobandbeth2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Looks like a mound of earth at the tip of Marblehead, the fort was built in 1642. The entrances to the kitchen, dungeon and other spaces within the fort are blocked off, maybe to be restored? The view of the harbor is worth the drive out, Three brass plagues by the entrance detail the fort's history,

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Sit on a park bench and watch the boats in the harbor. Read the plaques to learn of American History.

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1 Thank Lena1947
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Fort Sewall is a great place to take in panoramic views of Marblehead Harbor and the surrounding area. There are several plaques that describe this locations various uses over the past several hundred years.

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. My boyfriend lives in marblehead and on nice days we go here and just sit. It's romantic.

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