Welcome to Marblehead
While visiting Creative Spirit, enjoy the charm, history, and natural beauty of this inspiring town.
Perched on a rocky peninsula that stretches out into the Atlantic, the seaside town of Marblehead features some of the most striking views and stunning scenery that northern Massachusetts has to offer. Due to its unique location, Marblehead’s coast became an irresistible draw to industrious colonists in 1629, who made quick work of turning it into a thriving fishing village.
As a commercial center, Marblehead enjoyed rapid growth in its early years, becoming one of the biggest towns in the colonies in the days before the Revolutionary War. Homes of merchants, mariners, sailmakers, and more sprang up all over town. Though Marblehead has gone through many phases — finally emerging as a seaside resort and major yachting center in the late 19th century — those early homes still dominate the town’s historic center today. With nearly 300 surviving colonial-era homes — said to be the most of any town in the country — strolling Marblehead’s old neighborhoods is one of the biggest reasons to visit.
In Marblehead’s Old Town, you will find a historic district packed with an impressive collection of colonial homes, shops, galleries, restaurants, and inns, with the added bonus of being only a short walk to the harbor and to dining with incredible views.
excerpt from New England Today Travel, Daytrip to Marblehead, MA, April 11, 2018, by Alyson Horrocks
Enjoy the Scenery
Plan your Creative Spirit experience with Marblehead in mind.
Coming in from out of town? Consider booking a cozy room in any one of the town's charming inns and bed and breakfasts where you can retire after an enlivening day. Wonderful restaurants, bars, and cafes are nestled across the town, all within walking distance from the center.
Catch your breath, relax, and take in the ocean view from Marblehead's many breathtaking green spaces, including Crocker Park, Fort Sewall Park, Chandler Hovey Park (with lighthouse), and Castle Rock Park.
Historic points of interest include the Jeremiah Lee Mansion, Old Burial Hill Cemetary, Abbot Hall and The Spirit of 1776 painting, the Marblehead Museum, and Fort Sewall.