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Shoreline Tour Around Marblehead’s First Harbor

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Shoreline Tour Around Marblehead’s First Harbor

Date & Time

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Time Slot(s):

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Meet at Grace Olivers Beach / End at Gas House Beach.


A walking tour around Marblehead’s earliest harbor (from 1629 to about 1700), where Native Americans had spent summers for hundreds of years before. Stunning views of the coves and islands at the northeast tip of the mainland peninsula. Early history, social history, fishing history and some architectural history. A half mile or so total, over 2 hours. A few places to sit, but NO restrooms. Visitors can explore Old Burial Hill afterward, or eat lunch at the Barnacle or The Landing restaurants just a few blocks walk from the end of the tour.

Special Instructions

Street parking on south-bound side of Beacon St., from Crowninshield Rd. south. … Not for the faint of heart … There’s more standing than walking, but some areas to sit periodically. … No restrooms until several blocks after the end.

Weather Restrictions

Please phone 339-222-2929 to query. Even drizzle is no fun.


Marblehead Architecture Heritage & Cultural History Tours





Grace Oliver Beach, Marblehead, MA 01945, USA

Grace Oliver Beach, Marblehead, MA 01945, USA


Event Category

  • Architecture
  • Early Settlement
  • Historic House
  • History
  • Walking Tour

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