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


Essex Heritage Announces New Leadership and Presents Partnership Awards

Regional leaders elected to serve on the Commission and Pioneer in Partnership Awards presented at Annual Fall Meeting on October 4



Experience the mystery of Victorian spiritualism.

Experience the horrors of the Old Witch Gaol (jail).

Join us for an hour of storytelling on Salem Sound.

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