Welcome to the Essex National Heritage Area - 500 square miles of historic, cultural, and natural sites... unique and irreplaceable treasures that tell our history.

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Photo Contest

Click here to learn more about our photo contest and download forms necessary to submit photos. 

The photo contest deadline is Dec. 20, 2019



“We are thrilled that, through this generous donation from the DAR, we will be able to install this new exhibit at Bakers Island Light,” said Annie C. Harris, Essex Heritage CEO.


The founding of Salem Maritime in 1937 was part of the National Park Service's engagement with th