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King Hooper Mansion, Marblehead

#12 of 13 in Things to do in Marblehead
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The King Hooper Mansion is located in scenic Marblehead, MA, a town renowned as the yachting capital of America and birthplace of the American Navy. Just 17 miles north of Boston, Marblehead is home to one of the most majestic and beautiful harbors on the eastern seaboard, and is known as an art and cultural center.

The King Hooper Mansion has a colorful history; it is where Federalists gathered in the early 1700’s. It was first built in 1728 and enlarged to its present size in 1745. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is one of America’s outstanding architectural gems, situated in the heart of Marblehead’s historic district.

The Hooper Mansion is the home of the Marblehead Arts Association; the association has called this beautiful facility home since 1938. The six galleries in the Mansion include a graceful front parlor, a dining room, a small rear gallery, two second floor galleries and a third floor ballroom, which houses a Steinway Grand piano. Additionally, there are two kitchens and the original wine cellar, located on the lower level and opening onto the King Hooper Garden, which is meticulously maintained by the Cottage Gardeners of Marblehead.

The gallery rooms feature outstanding artwork, with new exhibits every six weeks. With art as your backdrop, the mansion creates a unique venue for weddings, formal or relaxed occasions and business meetings. You will have a member of our staff available on-site to assist you with your special event.

Please feel free to stop by for a tour of our facilities. We are open on Tuesday-Friday and Sunday, noon–5 pm, and Saturday, 10–5 pm.
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  • Always sponsoring great art exhibits throughout the house with a fine gift shop full of unique artistic treasures. A great place to stop by.  more »
  • It’s wonderful that the Art Society was able to purchase this mansion so long ago and keep it maintained for the public to see. This is a beautiful piece of history. The rooms with current art...  more »
  • Love this place! So nice to be able to pop in for free and take a look around. Make sure you exit through the backyard and walk around the Crocker park area. Leave a donation!
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