Marblehead Architecture Heritage & Tours
Honoring the 250th anniv. of the Colonel Jeremiah Lee Mansion (built1766-68), this walking tour showcases one of the most outstanding houses from its time in America, comparing it to the 3 other high-end houses of M’head’s two principal merchants (exteriors only), who were brothers-in-law through their wives, who were half-sisters, plus the two large families’ compelling -- and tragic -- social history. The Lee Mansion has been owned and preserved by the Marblehead Museum since 1909, and has been open to the public seasonally since then (currently June through October, with private tours; the building has never been heated). The Robert "King" Hooper Mansion has been owned and preserved by the Marblehead Museum since 1938, and has been open to the public year-round since then, with art exhibits by member artists. The two gentlemen's other houses have always been private residences.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Uneven pavement. Few places to sit (but a few). Restroom available in the basement of Abbot Hall. Allow time to view art and history exhibits in Abbot Hall before and after the tour (see other Trails & Sails Open Doors event description for all 3 days on both weekends).
No reservation needed.
188 Washington St., Marblehead , MA, 01945
Street parking behind and beside Abbot Hall.