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The Jeremiah Lee Mansion

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A wonderful house museum

The Jeremiah Lee Mansion is an amazing example of 18th century Georgian architecture which remains... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Finest example of Georgian Architecture!

The period gardens are maintained by a local garden club. The property has never been modernized... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Jean C
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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A Georgian mansion built in 1768 built by ship-owner and patriot Colonel Jeremiah Lee. Fully furnished, it features elegant wood carvings and is the only home to survive with its original 18th-century hand-painted English wallpapers in place.
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161 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945-3303
+1 781-631-1768
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Jeremiah Lee Mansion is an amazing example of 18th century Georgian architecture which remains virtually unchanged from 1775 when Jeremiah Lee died on the eve of the American Revolution. As house museums go, this is among the finest you’ll ever visit.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The period gardens are maintained by a local garden club. The property has never been modernized. When Jeremiah Lee built the house, he was the wealthiest man in Massachusetts thru merchant shipping. The Lee family was the only family to occupy the house, and it...More

Thank Jean C
Reviewed September 8, 2018

First, you have to wait outside until someone answers the bell to start the tour. There is no place to sit and the weather better cooperate. You can go across the street into another part of the museum, but that is a nuisance. The tour...More

Thank Edward L
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I was once a tour guide here. Just close your eyes and take it all in and travel back to the 1700's in your mind. The Jeremiah Lee Mansion is a magnificent colonial Georgian home built by American craftsmen in 1768 when Lee was the...More

Thank PetFriendly34
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Jeremiah Lee was a wealthy ship owner and merchant who built this house back in 1768 with a grand staircase, special wall paper, and an impressive number of rooms. Thanks to the varied fortunes of history, it is still there today and you can visit...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful to visit anytime with fabulous tours. Check for open dates and times. Gingerbread house festival tradition at Christmas always fun.

Thank Doreen H
Reviewed January 2, 2018

The Jeremiah Lee Mansion is a must if you are in Marblehead. The tour is so well done and very informative, and the house is absolutely gorgeous. The layout and opulence of the house give a very good picture of how the well-to-do lived just...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed November 9, 2017

In spite of the seasonal hours, we stumbled upon this place accidentally on one of its last open to visitors days. It was impressive to say the least as we entered the huge entrance hall with its grand staircase. Walking through the home one could...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed November 5, 2017

When you walk through the front door you are greeted in the foyer by the tour guides who collect $10 per person for a guided tour. After touring the 3 floors of the mansion you’ll know your money was well spent. Our guide was very...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Our guide held our interest from the time we were greeted at the front door or the mansion until we exited with not only her thorough knowledge of the history of house, but also enabling us to envision what, perhaps, took place in many of...More

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