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. 


Join us for an hour of storytelling on Salem Sound.

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

Bakers Island Light Upgrades