>Own a piece of Marblehead history.
19 High Street was built in 1860 and was originally the Gerry Girls Grammar School. It was converted to a residence in 1907. In 2012 this stunning home was renovated throughout with all the modern amenities and design details sought after by today’s buyers. 19 High is located in the heart of historic Marblehead on one of the most desirable streets in town. It’s in the center of everything yet tucked away on a quiet side street a short stroll away from the harbor, beaches, parks, restaurants and shops.
This exquisite 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath antique colonial was renovated top to bottom in 2012 with the utmost attention paid to detail. The finished product results in coastal living at its finest with the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. The bright and spacious first floor features an open floor plan, including a large living room with wood-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen with oversized soapstone center island and dining room leading to an outdoor deck. Additionally, there is a sitting area, mudroom/office and foyer. There are four bedrooms including a master suite with vaulted ceilings and captivating views of Marblehead Harbor over Old North Church. Enjoy outdoor decks off every floor to capture the ocean breezes and take in the views. Additional features include 6+ car parking and 2-car garage, central a/c throughout and a full walk-out basement.
Right down the street is one of the best and most picturesque harbors in the Northeast. Boaters comes from all over the world to Marblehead Harbor. It is considered the birthplace of the Continental Navy. The town dock located on Front Street is just a short walk away.
Established in 1644, Fort Sewall is a historic coastal fortification with 3 acres of open space overlooking the entrance to Marblehead Harbor. “The Fort’s greatest moment in history was on Sunday, April 3, 1814 when the U.S. Navy’s Constitution, being chased by two British frigates, escaped into Marblehead Harbor under the protection of the fort’s guns. The “Fort” which was deeded to the Town by the Federal Government in 1922, still contains bunkers and underground rooms once used to detain prisoners.” Today, it’s the perfect place to walk or just sit and enjoy the view. It’s also the ideal spot to watch the 4th of July fireworks that are set off at the mouth of the harbor. (Source: Essex Heritage)
Gas House Beach
This small community beach is located on Little Harbor in one of the oldest sections of the Marblehead waterfront. Gashouse Beach got its name from the gas generating plant that burned coal there in the late 1800’s to create gas for the town’s street and house lamps. Gashouse Beach is located on Gashouse Lane, off Orne Street. In the summer you can rent kayaks and paddleboards at the beach from Little Harbor Boathouse.
Redd’s Pond and Old Burial Hill
Redd’s Pond is located off Pond Street and is 1.81 acres. Marblehead residents enjoy skating in the winter and model boat racing in the summer. The pond was named after Wilmont “Mammy” Redd, a Marblehead woman accused and convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials of 1692. Old Burial Hill is a historic and picturesque burial ground founded in 1638. There are an estimated to be 600 revolutionary soldiers buried there. Views over the roofs of Old Town to Marblehead Harbor are captivating!
Crocker Park has some of the best views of Marblehead Harbor. It is situated on 2.82 acres of land off Front Street. The park is home to a plaque commemorating Marblehead’s contributions to the U.S. Navy. Crocker Park offers a pavilion and gazebo, benches, restrooms and a swimming float and hosts numerous weddings and summer-evening concerts.