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“Fantastic Ocean Vista”
Review of Fort Sewall

Fort Sewall
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Marblehead
Certificate of Excellence
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Brewster, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fantastic Ocean Vista”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This seaside park is full of history; there are underground bunkers from the civil war; and plaques attesting to its importance in our maritime history. Our Grandmother took us to this spot over 50 years ago; and to this day, this is my favorite ocean vista. You look back to Marblehead Harbor and the colorful sails of hundreds of boats; you look across to Marblehead Light and the many mansions of Marblehead Neck; and you look forward to the amazing expanse of the open ocean. It is a highly elevated park where you feel on top of the world, where you can picnic, walk or jog, sit and watch the boats go by, or just dream of a seafaring life.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“One of my favorite places in Marblehead”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I live here....so, I get to visit this spot all of the time. It makes a great walk and you are rewarded with lovely views of the harbor as well as great views of the ocean out to Children's Island and beyond. If you take the time to read the plaques surrounding the site, you will get a sense of the history.

Visited August 2014
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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“Historical, Stunning Park That Juts Out To The Ocean”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Marblehead, Massachusetts is one of the most picturesque destinations along the Eastern Seaboard. People travel from all corners of the world to soak in its history and quintessential New England Charm. When you visit, you must visit Fort Sewall, for it's history, it's beauty, and it's unique setting. Gaze out to the mouth of Marblehead Harbor on this short but lovely stroll. Picnic and take in the salt sea air! A must see!

Visited August 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Nice views”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Views were worth the visit but not a lot left of fort. Not highly recommended. Sadly public toilets at the site were filthy. Judith Francis

Visited July 2014
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West Covina, California
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7 reviews
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“The views across Marblehead Sound make the visit worthwhile”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The fort itself may not be much to look at, but the views from the fort are great! A nice place to walk after a good meal, especially if the weather is cool and crisp.

Visited October 2013
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