Welcome!

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!

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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.

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Enjoy hundreds of incredible places around Essex County!

Learn which Trailblazers were celebrated for their exemplary work.

Events

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

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

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