Jeremiah Lee Mansion & Gardens

The Jeremiah Lee Mansion is a magnificent colonial Georgian home built by American craftsmen in 1768 when Lee was the wealthiest merchant and ship owner in Massachusetts. Preserved in its nearly original state, the house stands as a tribute to both colonial America’s strong ties to England and its independent commercial success. Many of the Mansion’s original decorative elements have been preserved, including rare 18th century English hand-painted wallpapers – the only such wall treatments surviving in place. The house is furnished with an outstanding collection of early American furniture, including examples by Boston, Salem and Marblehead cabinet-makers. Decorative arts from the 18th and 19th centuries include ceramics, silver, mirrors, clocks, and textiles. The Jeremiah Lee Mansion is a property of the Marblehead Museum & Historical Society. The Museum’s collections preserve and interpret the local and national importance of Marblehead – and its inhabitants – through programs and artifacts that span five centuries. The Museum’s exhibits focus on many aspects of Marblehead’s history, drawing from the MMHS collections as well as outside lenders.

Ongoing Education Programming: Public School Programming:
3rd grade visits

  • Jeremiah Lee Mansion tour – 18th¬†century life & Marblehead history
  • J.O.J. Frost Gallery – Fishing, maritime history and folk art

8th grade visits

  • Jeremiah Lee Mansion tour – As part of an historic town tour
  • J.O.J Frost Gallery


170 Washington Street Marblehead, MA 1945

Driving Directions

I- 93 or I- 95 to Route 128 North. Exit at Route 114 East, and travel 6 miles, through Salem, to Marblehead. Route 114 in Marblehead ends in a “T” intersection at Washington St. Turn right on Washington St., and follow to the Lee Mansion and the 170 Washington St. Gallery.

Notes & Advisories


Lauren McCormack:


  • Historic Resources
  • Museums


  • Appropriate for all ages