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!


For the seventh year, teachers and students participating in the “Park for Every Classroom” program offered by Essex Heritage and the National Park Service have completed projects that utilize the rich heritage resources of the region. 


Come join naturalist and wild foods enthusiast, Russ Cohen on a special edible excursion out to B

Explore the grounds & hear about the creative endeavors happening at MARS.

Bakers Island Light Upgrades