The Literary Marblehead walking tour is a meander along the lanes, coves, beaches, and islands of the old fishing village. The walk will include storytelling, history, traditions, and beautiful scenery. You will be introduced to two fictional characters, Hesper Honeywood from the historical romance The Hearth and Eagle by Anja Seton, and Azor Orne from the Azor books by Maude Crowley. You will see the old town through their eyes and walk through the scenes of their stories. The tour includes the tale of rowing an escaped slave to safety via the Underground Railroad,.
I will carry extra water for guests.
Beginning at the Hearth and Eagle House on Franklin St, we'll discover Honeywood Cove, where Hesper rowed an escaped slave to safety , then Gashouse Beach and Harding Lane, where Azor waded across the mud flats to Brown's Island. Barnegat Cove, Grace Oliver's Beach, Gingerbread Hill, Black Joe's Tavern, Black Joe's Pond, Gingerbread Lane to Old Burial Hill and Redd's Pond, Dunn's Lane, Alley Steps, return via Franklin St.
Guests should bring water, sunscreen, a hat, and good walking shoes.
This is walk of about 2 miles, over uneven terrain, old streets, rocks, and sand. It is not at all strenuous, but guests should be prepared with appropriate shoes. Allow enough time to park your car.
Literary Marblehead Walking Tour