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Side Trips from Boston Sights

Fort Sewall

  • Park/Playground

Updated 11/07/2013

Fodor's Review

Magnificent views of Marblehead, of the harbor, the Misery Islands, and the Atlantic are best enjoyed from this fort built in 1644 atop the rocky cliffs of the harbor. Used as a defense against the French in 1742 as well as during the War of 1812, Fort Sewall is today open to the public as community parkland. Barracks and underground quarters can still be seen, and Revolutionary War reenactments by members of the modern-day Glover's Marblehead Regiment are staged at the fort annually.

Sight Information


End of Front St., Marblehead, Massachusetts, 01945, United States



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily sunrise–sunset

Updated 11/07/2013


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