North of Boston/Merrimack Valley welcome guests to rest in the lap of history

As the home state of Plymouth Rock and several critical sites of the American Revolution, Massachusetts is arguably among the most historic places in the United States. Historic hotels and other historic lodgings are numerous in the North of Boston region of MA, including in Marblehead and Rockport. Many of these Colonial-era or 18th- and 19th-century hotels and inns boast period furnishings and owners who are more than happy to discuss the period with visitors. Most historic lodgings also are near locations of early gatherings and battles that helped form the United States. North of Boston region, including picturesque Cape Ann, is a place to go whale watching in Gloucester, visit museums of witchcraft in Salem, learn about New England’s seafaring past at the Peabody Essex Museum, enjoy art and beautiful harbor vistas in Marblehead and Rockport, see the history of the Industrial Revolution in Lowell, and dine on lobster and seafood at every stop.
Room #5 with Fireplace 500x250 - Harbor Light Inn - Marblehead, MA
Harbor Light Inn

58 Washington Street Marblehead, MA, 01945 Phone: 781-631-2186

Federalist mansions make up this gracious inn located in Marblehead’s historic harbor district

Two elegant Federalist mansions make up the lovely Harbor Light Inn, where its 18th century past is celebrated in everything from hand carvings to finely tooled furnishings to paintings and other artwork. Stay in a room with a four-poster or canopy bed, with a working fireplace and cozy window seating, and you’ll feel you have slipped back into a more serene time. The gracious inn is located in Marblehead’s historic harbor district, not only close to shops, galleries and restaurants but also to other colonial homes. Guests can get a glimpse of this famous sailing town’s past at the Marblehead Museum or by visiting Old Burial Hill, with gravestones going back to the 1600s. The inn’s modern amenities include an outdoor pool and popular tavern.
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