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Marblehead Museum & Historical Society
Ranked #7 of 25 things to do in Marblehead
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Owner description: A complex including Marblehead's Historical Society, the Jeremiah Lee Mansion and J.O.J. Frost Gallery of art and artifacts.
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 Spirit of 76 enhances a day of strolling.

Thank Mark P
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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 " Spirit of '76" painting was painted by a painter about 50 miles Sotho of here in Wellington, OH which is about thirty miles from the birthplace of Thomas Edison in Milan, Ohio. Lots of history all over this fine country of ours. Thanks for your time.

2  Thank Edward S
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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 stood in amazement before the collection's jewel.
An very fine, contemporary-style installation of US Maritime history is contained in one room, thanks in part to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Who knew that our first US commissioned ship was launched in Salem, or that the USS Constitution had such an impact in the Marblehead waters. This is worth the stop.

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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 Gallery offers some marvelous primitive art that depicts this premier fishing village in the 19th century.

Jeremiah Lee was one of the wealthiest men in New England and a supporter of the cause of independence who would have been much more famous in our history books were it not for his untimely demise after trying to escape the British. The mansion he built was one of the most opulent houses in colonial New England, built in the Georgian tradition. The craftsmanship is exceptional, and the tour that we had was simply marvelous (for only $10 for the two of us).

2  Thank DiegoDallas_Texas
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