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A wealthy Marblehead merchant's mansion shows the wealth of the town's maritime trade.

 

 

In the center of Marblehead Old Town, the Colonel Jeremiah Lee Mansion is one of two old Marblehead mansions that you can visit.

The three-storey, 18-room house is among the finest Colonial mansions extant, with its original wallpapers and hand-carved woodwork.

The mansion, now owned by the Marblehead Historical Society, was built by a wealthy maritime merchant and furnished with the best things money could buy in 1768—just before the American Revolution.

The style is Georgian, of course, and the period furnishings, including hand-painted wallpaper and paneling, are from around the world—confirming Marblehead's role as an important maritime port for worldwide trade.

The mansion, owned by the Marblehead Museum & Historical Society, is open June through October for $5 per person.

More or less across the street is the King Hooper Mansion.

Jeremiah Lee Mansion
161 Washington Street at Hooper Street
Marblehead MA 01945
Tel 781-631-1768

—by Tom Brosnahan


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Jeremiah Lee Mansion, Marblehead MA

Jeremiah Lee Mansion, Marblehead MA.

   
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