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“Scenic, lovely place”
Review of Fort Sewall

Fort Sewall
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Marblehead
Certificate of Excellence
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Scenic, lovely place”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Though there is a bit of history here, and you can peer in a spooky old fort built into the hill, the real prize is the incredible view. I used to bring a picnic and hike down to a flat rock on the cliff beneath the fort. One of my favorite spots in the whole world.

Visited August 2011
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ahhh ... the sea air!”
Reviewed February 18, 2012

A historic landmark in charming Marblehead, the open air park affords a wonderful opportunity to stroll through the relatively small remains of Fort Sewall while enjoying the sea air, and watching the ocean crash against the rocks which inspired the name for the town.

Visited July 2011
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Salem, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellen”
Reviewed January 3, 2012

Walk, sit, stroll, meditate, people watch. Great views from harbor to sea and beyond. Very enjoyable in winter, spring, summer and fall. This is also a very popular spot to sit and watch the Harbor illumination and fireworks annually on July 4th.

Visited December 2011
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Vermont
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“A beautiful walk to the Fort from the centre of Marblehead”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

This fort is one of Marblehead's historic buildings, but my favorite part of it was being able to walk along the paths, savoring the fabulous coastal views from various aspects. A great place for families, and dogs seemed to like it too!

Visited July 2011
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Natick, Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful views”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Loved the ocean views with all the sail, power any kayak activity. Lots of benches and grass to sit and enjoy the area.

Visited October 2011
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