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.


Enjoy hundreds of incredible places around Essex County!

Learn which Trailblazers were celebrated for their exemplary work.


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

Join author and fellow lover of the light, Jeremy D’Entremont on a special excursion out to Baker

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