Marblehead is a coastal New England town in Essex County, Massachusetts. Its population was 19,808 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Crocker Park, the Marblehead Lighthouse, Fort Sewall, Little Harbor and Devereux Beach. Archibald Willard's famous painting The Spirit of '76 currently resides in Abbot Hall. A town with roots in commercial fishing, whaling and yachting, Marblehead was a major shipyard and is known as the birthplace of the American Navy. It is also the origin of Marine Corps Aviation. A center of recreational boating, it is a popular sailing, kayaking and fishing destination. Several yacht clubs were established here in the late 19th century, which continue to be centers of sailing.Wikipedia
One of the most gorgeous coastal towns in Massachusetts, Marblehead tourism has always been dynamic. Home to a plethora of breathtaking outdoors, this city boasts of the prettiest wildlife sanctuaries, historic houses, and lots of attractions dotting the coasts. A beautiful panorama of yachts anchored at the port that also depict the importance of this town in Boston’s trade, is what you will be accustomed to as you explore the town. There are a lot of historic sites that make for the majority of outdoor attractions. These include the Old Burial Hill, Fort Sewall and the Chandler Hovey Park and Marblehead Lighthouse. Mansions like The Jeremiah Lee Mansion and the King Hooper Mansion are a must-visit too. Don’t miss out on- Castle Rock, Abbot Hall Maritime Museum, Marblehead Museum & Historical Society and the Crowninshield Island!
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