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Tour & History of Fort Sewall ~ estab. 1644

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Date & Time

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Recurring Event

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Description

A tour of Marblehead’s newly accessible Fort that was established in 1644 (over 375 years ago !) and enlarged and/ or renovated in c.1743, 1775, 1794, and 1864 — with 2, 12, 18, then 24 cannon around its perimeter. Twelve different military engineers were involved in those renovations. Named Fort Sewall in 1800, its most famous moment came soon afterward, on April 3, 1812, when it saved & harbored the USS Constitution. It became a recreational area in the 1890s and an official town park in 1922.

Host

Marblehead Architecture Heritage

339-222-2929

Address

Fort Sewall Lane

Fort Sewall Lane

Directions

Accessibility

Accessible / Wheelchair or stroller accommodating

Restrooms Available

Event Category

  • Architecture
  • History
  • Lecture/Talk
  • Maritime
  • Walking Tour

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