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!


Essex Heritage Education Fund
In honor of James Gilligan, a beloved educator, friend, and community member, donations may be made in his name. 

 Take the Myths & Misconceptions tour
Learn about the Salem Witch Trials


On June 16, Essex Heritage kicked-off the summer season with guided boat tours to Bakers Island Light Station.


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

Due to popular demand, we will be offering a second birding-focused harbor tour with Chris Leahy

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