Welcome to the Essex National Heritage Area - 500 square miles of historic, cultural, and natural sites... unique and irreplaceable treasures that tell our history.

Join us on a journey through magnificence!


Get on the boat to visit Bakers Island Light Station
Welcome aboard Naumkeag: the only boat that can take you to Bakers Island Light Station. Learn more and get your tickets.


20 Grants Awarded to Local Organizations

The results are in! Learn which Trailblazers were celebrated with a toast for their exemplary work.


Cruise Salem Harbor aboard our boat Naumkeag and try your luck as a lobsterman!

A special edible excursion to Bakers Island Light with naturalist and wild foods enthusiast Russ Cohen!

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