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. 

Bakers Island Light Gift Shop
The holiday season is just around the corner! Check out our online gift shop.


Photographers get snapping! All photographers are invited to submit images to the 2018 Photo Contest.