Harbor Light Inn - Marblehead, Massachusetts, MA 01945, United States
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Things to Do in Marblehead MA

So much to see and so little time.. We truly love our special town and we know you will too! If you need a little bit more persuasion, here are a few articles about Marblehead so you can read for yourself why its a MUST visit: 

The One Massachusetts Town that's so Perfectly New England

A Summer Daytrip to Marblehead

The Cutest Town in Massachusetts

The Best Preserved Historic Town in America 

10 Beautiful Towns to visit in Massachusetts


We have also listed a few links to attractions in our area below. Our front desk staff is always ready to add to this list with their own favorites. If there is something you are interested that you can't find here then please let us know and we will be glad to find it for you.

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Marblehead General Information
Marblehead Chamber of Commerce Annual Events:
http://www.marbleheadchamber.org/annualchamberevents12.html

Visit Marblehead: www.visitmarblehead.com
Destination Salem: www.salem.org

Local Arts Organizations
Marblehead Arts Association: www.marbleheadarts.org
Marblehead Jazz Series: www.marbleheadjazz.org

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Local Museums
Peabody Essex Museum: This historic museum dates back to 1799 and features both contemporary and historic international art collections that provide an unrivaled view into New England’s diverse heritage. It is very easy to spend an afternoon taking in the  fascinating exhibits and is our most recommended activity for visitors. 

Marblehead Museum & Historical Society: The Marblehead Museum consists of a “campus” of three properties; the Museum/Exhibits/ J.O.J. Frost Gallery, the Jeremiah Lee Mansion and the Civil War & G.A.R. Museum. They house the Museum’s collection, exhibits/galleries and archives. 

The most notable is the Jeremiah Lee Mansion which is a magnificent colonial Georgian home built by American craftsmen in 1768 when Lee was the wealthiest merchant and ship owner in Massachusetts. Preserved in its nearly original state, the house stands as a tribute to both colonial America's strong ties to England and its independent commercial success.
Many of the Mansion’s original decorative elements have been preserved, including rare 18th century English hand-painted wallpapers – the only such wall treatments surviving in place. The house is furnished with an outstanding collection of early American furniture, including examples by Boston, Salem and Marblehead cabinet-makers. Decorative arts from the 18th and 19th centuries include ceramics, silver, mirrors, clocks, and textiles.

House of Seven Gables: Built in 1668 by John Turner, a Salem Sea Captain and Merchant, this historical home is the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansion in New England.  It is also the home that inspired famed author Nathaniel Hawthorne to write his legendary novel "The House of the Seven Gables". 

Salem Witch Museum: Experience the drama of the late 1600's in Salem by walking through exhibits, life-size stage sets, and trial reenactments. The 1692 Salem Witch Trials was one of the most intriguing and emotional events in American History and at Salem Witch Museum, you will dive in head first to learn how it all happened.

The Friendship: The Friendship is a  replica of a cargo vessel built in Salem in 1797. This tall ship anchors the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, serving as a floating museum. The park is open for exploration year round, and free tours provide an eye-opening look into a vessel that sailed all over the world to bring goods back to Salem during the height of the East Indies trade as well as the lives of Sailors who traveled on it. 

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Local Activities
Flagship Adventures: Corporate events, boat instruction, regattas to bachelorette parties 
Sailboat Rental: www.atlantic-charters.com
Transportation: www.northshoreshuttle.com
Whale Watching: www.seethewhales.com
Yacht Charter: www.carolkent.com
Yoga: www.theyogaloftmarblehead.com
Harbor Cruises - Mahi Mahi Cruises and Charters: www.mahicruises.com

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Spas

Many of our guests choose to have a massage in their guest room. For this we use our fabulous Massage Therapist, Cheryl Brusket. Please contact the Front Desk if you would like to make a booking with Cheryl. Prices start at $120 per person for a 75 minute in room treatment. 

If you would prefer to go a local spa, we recomend Dayles Spa , located in Marblehead or Andrew Michaels Spa which is located in Salem. 

Transportation
MBTA Bus Schedule www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus
MBTA Train Schedule www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/rail/
Salem to Boston Ferry www.salemferry.com

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Local Breweries 

Notch Brewing  : Located on the south river basin in Salem, here you will find a Brewery, Tap Room and Biergarten. First first brewing company in the U.S. to focus exclusively on Session Beer. 

Bent Water Brewing: Located in Lynn, Bent Water is a Self- Caning, Self-Distributing Brewery with an onstie taproom featuring 13 frequently rotating taps. They are also the first brewery east of the Mississippi river to use concrete vintner tanks (typically used for wine fermentation in sonoma).


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