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Marblehead Museum & Historical Society

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170 Washington St., Marblehead, MA 01945
+1 781-631-1768
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spirit on 1776 picture

its a very small museum , but a lot of stuff on marblehead history in here and the original... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2014
See The Spirit of 76

Abbott Hall serves as Marblehead's Town Hall. The Spirit of 76 painting hangs in the Selectman's... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2013
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Mar 21, 2016
“JOJ Frost art not to be missed”
Feb 17, 2016
“Not a lot to see, but go”
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170 Washington St., Marblehead, MA 01945
+1 781-631-1768

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Reviewed June 19, 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 October 5, 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...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed September 5, 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 "...More

2  Thank Edward S
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Can you believe that the original "Spirit of 76" is there in all its vast glory in a meeting room of Abbot Hall, where the civic offices are? While a selectman discussed codes with a property owner, I browsed the collection of oil paintings, and...More

Thank olaffubsgal
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We Texans think we have a long history, but it pales compared to Marblehead, MA which was founded in 1629. If you are a history buff, The Marblehead Museum and the 1768 Jeremiah Lee Mansion across the street are well worth visiting. The J.O.J. Frost...More

2  Thank DiegoDallas_Texas
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Interesting quick history of the area...beautiful historic building. Don't miss this as you walk around this beautiful little town.

3  Thank shari b
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had such a sweet visit to this little treasure. I really felt I stepped back in time. The painting of the Spirit of 76 shines in the main hall. How proud. And the ancient displays (along with the pleasant and charming attendants) were heartwarming....More

2  Thank BBBBTravel
Reviewed August 23, 2012

My fiance and I just spent a day in Marblehead and though we hadn't planned a stop at Abbot Hall, one of the locals pointed us in that direction. I'm glad we went. The original painting of the "Spirit of 76" was nice to see....More

1  Thank Jacky N
Reviewed August 16, 2012

I always assumed the "fife and drum" painting was in Washington or elsewhere and was amazed when a shop owner directed us slightly up the hill. The size is amazing and impressive. A gem for this small town.

1  Thank Lamprx
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Beautiful exhibit on the first floor of 170 Washington St., and a permanent local folk artist exhibit upstairs. Colonial Lee Mansion and gardens across the street - period architecture with outstanding furniture pieces, original wallpaper, and great tour guides. Mansion open in mid-May through October;...More

2  Thank smthibs
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David C
What can you tell me about my Curtis and Carwithen ancestors who were founders of Marblehead in the 17th century. Richard Curtice was a master mariner of the ship Mary Margaret; and David Carwithen was the first constable of Marblehead - his wife's name was Grace. David Curtis, Eden, NSW, Australia. I shall be visiting New England, including Salem and Marblehead in April 2015, and look forward to meeting you at the museum
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Response from Cyndy C | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I agree with the previous post. I am not a resident of Marblehead, however I am a visitor during the months of July-Sept. You will fall in love with this quaint coastal community!