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.


An exceptional opportunity for En-Plein-Air artists to capture the beauty at Bakers Island Light

Come join naturalist and wild foods enthusiast Russ Cohen on a special edible excursion to Bakers Island Light Station!

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