Marblehead Historical Commission
188 Washington Street
P. Chris Johnston, Chairman
Joyce L. Booth
Harry C. Christensen, Jr.
William E. Conly
Donald W. Gardner
Eleanor Rhoades, Secretary
C. Pat Franklin
Wayne T. Butler
Hours of Operation
Historical Commission displays in the hallways and basement of Abbot Hall are available for viewing by the public at all times that Abbot Hall is open. (See Selectmen's webpage
The Commission maintains the Maritime Museum, which tells the story of Marblehead's naval history. The Maritime Museum is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Mon. through Thur. & Sat. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Fri. 1:00 AM to 4:00 PM - depending on volunteer docent availablity. The Maritime Museum is also open at various times during the Spring and Fall.
The Commission's Gift Shop is located on the first floor and is open from Memorial Day through Christmas, Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
The Commission's Archivist Office, Volunteers' Office, Conference Room and Archives are located on the second floor of Abbot Hall and are open Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM for researchers and other visitors. Additional times may be arranged by appointment. It is recommended to call beforehand, since we are an all-volunteer organization and staff may not be available at all times.
Both the Gift Shop and Office are staffed by volunteers.